Management of Sustainable tourism in Todasana, Venezuela.

Essay by aritobarbozaUniversity, Master'sA-, October 2009

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INTRODUCTION:This assignment is focused on presenting proposal about the extent in which a sustainable tourism industry is viable in the small town of Todasana, located in Vargas state of Venezuela. Firstly, the reasons why research proves to be a worthwhile and interesting project will be discussed into this field, paying particular attention to the positive and negative effects of tourism on the environment and the economy and if the sustainable tourism industry is possible in Todasana.

This tourism plan will examine ways to help, create and improve sustainable tourism in Todasana. This will be done through careful analysis of established theories in the field of tourism planning through a literature review. This will be supplemented by a Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis of the site.

History and Context:Todasana is a small village located on the east part of the central coast of Vargas state in Venezuela. During the colonial era, Todasana use to be Cacao producer populated by a Spanish family and their slaves.

During the XIX century, Todasana passed into the hands of a group of catholic priests called "San Juan de Dios", they kept the slaves working into cacao fields and Nowadays Todasana is inhabited mostly by people of African origin; they are in part fisherman and the other part live for tourism. Tourists mostly are from the capital, Caracas and they goes only on weekends and due to the low number of hotels and tourism facilities they usually don't stay more than one day.

Geographical location:Effects and potential of Tourism on the region:The tourist activity has developed in such spectacular way in the past decades. Hence it is being referred to as a phenomenon.

Tourism is of vital importance to many countries because it represents a fundamental source in its overall balance of payments and...