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Tourism territories in low density areas: The case of Naturtejo geopark in Portugal

de Almeida Ramos, George Manuel and Fernandes, João Luís Jesus (2015): Tourism territories in low density areas: The case of Naturtejo geopark in Portugal. Published in: Journal of Tourism, Heritage & Services Marketing , Vol. 2, No. 1 (10 June 2016): pp. 14-21.

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Abstract

This paper aims to supply some elements regarding tourism territories’ building in low density areas, and to corroborate the creation of a specific tourism territory (the Naturtejo Geopark) by the role carried out by a new territorial actor – Naturtejo, EIM (a Portuguese geopark´s management firm) - allowing tourism activities within a territorial scope different from the traditional territorial units’ partition. The methodology applied is based on literature review and a specific case study used to show the creation of a new tourism territory. The results achieved suggest that concerted action in this new tourism territory has been producing positive effects from the supply-side point of view.

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