Tourism and Protected Areas: The Guadiana Valley Natural Park, Portugal

  • Victor FIGUEIRA Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal, CiTUR - Center for Research, Development and Innovation in Tourism, Portugal
  • João ROLHA Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal
  • Bruno SOUSA Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal, CiTUR - Center for Research, Development and Innovation in Tourism, Portugal
  • Laurentina VAREIRO Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal, UNIAG – Applied Management Research Unit, Portugal

Abstract

Sustainability is a topic that is currently being discussed and constantly adapting, since it is related not only to an ecologically correct posture and strategy but also economically viable and socially equitable. The present manuscript intends to understand and analyze tourism and protected areas in Portugal, namely the case of the Guadiana Valley Natural Park (Portugal). This paper presents theoretical considerations that aim to understand how “protected areas” can become a destination for future sustainable tourism trips. In the end, the limitations of the study and guidelines for future research will be presented.

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Published
2022-12-31
How to Cite
FIGUEIRA, Victor et al. Tourism and Protected Areas: The Guadiana Valley Natural Park, Portugal. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 8, p. 2085 - 2093, dec. 2022. ISSN 2068-7729. Available at: <https://journals.aserspublishing.eu/jemt/article/view/7487>. Date accessed: 08 feb. 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.14505/jemt.v13.8(64).01.