The present article emphasizes the importance that technologies of the information and communication (TICs) can achieve, particularly for rural development and for rural tourism. The first part reflects on the eolution of the TICs, showing how these technologies configure a new space architecture, where each territorial scope must take advantage of its resources, and improve them. In those new realities, it is necessary to speak of the cyberspace without denying the territory, which happens to become an active and dynamic agent of the process. Next, it is shown how the differential development of the TICs can positively or negatively affect local development, and how they make it possible to create inequalities or new initiatives of growth, as is the case of their application in the sector of rural tourism. Finally, a series of considerations about future challenges that, although they take shape as indispensable in the case of the rural tourism, they can be also valid in any initiative of local development where the TICs are integrated.
|Journal||Documents d'Analisi Geografica|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2005|
- Local development
- Rural tourism
- Technologies of the information and the communication