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Title: Heritage tourism in the Andes: the case of Cuenca, Ecuador
Authors: Muñoz Fernández, Guzmán Antonio
López Guzmán, Tomás
Lopez Molina, Diana
Pérez Gálvez, Jesús Claudio
Keywords: Ecuador
heritage tourism
tourist motivations
tourist satisfaction
World Heritage Site
Issue Date: 2018
metadata.dc.type: ARTÍCULO
Abstract: 
Heritage tourism has been growing over the last few years, especially in cities that have been declared World Heritage Sites. This paper presents research that investigates the motivations for tourists to visit Cuenca. Fieldwork was used to create a predictive model to determine visitor satisfaction considering the motivations and the attributes of the city. Furthermore, the paper analyses the attributes a heritage site should have if it is to create a sustainable tourist destination which combines culture and economic growth. The results show that although overall satisfaction with visits to the city is high, tourists enjoy other interesting aspects that should be taken into consideration in order to improve the city’s image as a cultural destination. © 2017, © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Description: 
Heritage tourism has been growing over the last few years, especially in cities that have been declared World Heritage Sites. This paper presents research that investigates the motivations for tourists to visit Cuenca. Fieldwork was used to create a predictive model to determine visitor satisfaction considering the motivations and the attributes of the city. Furthermore, the paper analyses the attributes a heritage site should have if it is to create a sustainable tourist destination which combines culture and economic growth. The results show that although overall satisfaction with visits to the city is high, tourists enjoy other interesting aspects that should be taken into consideration in order to improve the city’s image as a cultural destination. © 2017, © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
URI: http://dspace.ucuenca.edu.ec/handle/123456789/33321
https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85037994070&doi=10.1080%2f13032917.2017.1408026&origin=inward&txGid=00555b4adf2609324e40a3a4559cd1b4
ISSN: 13032917
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