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

George Manuel de Almeida Ramos; João Luís Jesus Fernandes

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.

SUBMITTED: DEC 2015. REVISION SUBMITTED: MAR 2016. ACCEPTED: APR 2016. REFEREED ANONYMOUSLY. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 10 JUNE 2016
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