Revista U.D.C.A Actualidad & Divulgación Científica
versão impressa ISSN 0123-4226
LAMPREA DELGADO, Álvaro et al. IDENTIFICATION OF SERVICES FOR THE CONFORMATION OF NETWORKS OF THE TOURIST CORRIDOR SOPO AND THE CALERA. rev.udcaactual.divulg.cient. [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.1, pp. 153-162. ISSN 0123-4226.
SUMMARY In the municipalities of The Calera and Sopó, Department of Cundinamarca - Colombia, tourism could be one of the most important factors of rural development and economic growth that generate a positive impact by means of employment generation and income distribution. The activities and tourist services that enterprises and the community offer to the tourists, not only respond to economic interests, but also involve the necessities of the different social groups, their cultural identity, the biodiversity of the region and the use of the natural resources, among other outstanding aspects of the municipalities. The attainment and the registration of the primary information of representative population units, object of this study, such as tourists, community and companies, allowed the generation of a proposal for the conformation of a tourist network through the creation of nodes and connection points with a network. This, in order to satisfy necessities, sustained in the interests of the municipalities and to force the promotion of their tourist potentialities, directed toward a wider concept of tourism that involves a higher number of possibilities, emphasizing in the environmental administration that the municipalities are developing. Nodes are represented by the communities, the users of the services, enterprises and the community in general. Relationships given by cultural exchanges, activities and events, among others, and the motivation for an ecotourism, allowed to detect, to connect, and to relate diverse interests, focused to satisfy from different perspectives the individual and community necessities in the aforementioned municipalities.
Palavras-chave : Tourism; social network; ecotourism; community; services.