Evolution of indigenous tourism among the Lacandon of Chiapas: an application of Weaver’s model

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Title: Evolution of indigenous tourism among the Lacandon of Chiapas: an application of Weaver’s model
Authors: Espeso-Molinero, Pilar | Pastor-Alfonso, María José
Research Group/s: Planificación y Gestión Sostenible del Turismo
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Humanidades Contemporáneas | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Turísticas
Keywords: Indigenous tourism | Empowerment | Sustainability | Weaver’s model | Mexico
Knowledge Area: Antropología Social
Issue Date: 19-Feb-2019
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Journal of Heritage Tourism. 2019, 14(3): 192-204. doi:10.1080/1743873X.2018.1527846
Abstract: In this paper, Weaver’s six-stage indigenous tourism model is applied to the Lacandon Maya (Hach Winik) of Chiapas, Mexico. Based on a comprehensive review of the anthropological and historical literature on this indigenous group, combined with longitudinal ethnographic and collaborative research performed with tourism entrepreneurs, the Lacandon tourism experience is assessed from the pre-European period until present. By analysing a case study of indigenous tourism in Mexico, a developing country in another geographical region and with a different colonial past, this work supplements Weavers’ perspective. The results show that the fourth and fifth stages of Weaver’s model coincide in this case study, while the sixth stage is still incomplete. Although the Lacandon case has its peculiarities and bearing in mind that several different factors should be considered in the Latin American context, the model proves to be an interesting tool for indigenous tourism analysis in developing countries.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/91214
ISSN: 1743-873X (Print) | 1747-6631 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/1743873X.2018.1527846
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2018.1527846
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