Thoughts about proximity tourism as a strategy for local development

Inma Diaz Soria, Joan Carles Llurdés Coit

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Tourism has traditionally been considered as the activity that allows living non-usual experiences in non-usual places. Since globalization of information facilitates the knowledge of remote territories, a tourist offer to closer and, at the same time, unknown places could improve the valorisation of usual environment, encouraging a development process. This paper introduces proximity tourism from a theoretical approach, through questioning key concepts and suggesting research tools in order to finally relate tourism and local development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-88
JournalCuadernos de Turismo
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013


  • Landscape
  • Living place
  • Local development
  • Methodology
  • Proximity
  • Recreational land use
  • Tourism


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