Artículo Year: 2014 Vol.: 12 No.: 1 pp.: 53-63 Language: Portugués

Percepção de diferentes grupos sociais sobre o ordenamento da exploração turística das piscinas naturais de Maragogi

Author: Talita Fortaleza de Lima; Gerson Ernesto Varela Lopes
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The way people value and understand environment is influenced by their experiences. Thus, this paper aims to analyze the perception of different social groups on the exploitation management of the so-called “natural swimming-pools” or Galés de Maragogi – Alagoas State, Brazil. Methods included the perusal of biographic researches about social representation and environmental perception, and semi-structured interviews with representatives of government, private sector and local people. Despite presenting similar views in most cases, interviewees reported attitudes and opinions divergent on tourism exploitation and practical solutions to the planning problems. It is essential for the tourism activities management a strong linkage between government, private sector and society in order to minimize conflicts and maximize the benefits of the tourism sector.

ISSN: 1695-7121
Title in English: Perceptions of different social groups on tourism exploitation in Maragogi’s natural pools

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