Revista U.D.C.A Actualidad & Divulgación Científica
versión impresa ISSN 0123-4226
VASQUEZ BERNAL, Jairo Alberto et al. A TOURIST COORIDOR DESIGN BETWEEN TOWNSHIPS OF THE CALERA AND SOPÓ, CUNDINAMARCA, COLOMBIA. rev.udcaactual.divulg.cient. [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.1, pp. 163-173. ISSN 0123-4226.
SUMMARY Tourism is a high-growth sector due to its economic and social benefits, not only in the most advanced countries like those of the European Union and North America, but also in Colombia, where advantages are added because of its geographical position and natural resources. A specific example is the case of the municipalities of Sopó and La Calera, in the Department of Cundinamarca, which, due to their proximity to Bogotá, their natural attractions, the support of Mayors and the University of Applied Sciences and Environmental U.D.C.A, have developed a knowledge of the tourism market, that made it possible to conform the design of a tourist corridor. For the design of this corridor, the identification of elements and components of tourism services was required and, a system of double entry matrices was established, which indicated the added values of the different tourism opportunities. Afterwards, when confronting them with services, the goal was accomplished by defining the corridor with the most tourist attractions and complementary services. The meaning of a tourism corridor under these conditions helps to enhance the flow of visitors with processes that are consolidating through the development of products for tourism.
Palabras llave : Tourism corridor; design; attractive; tourist activities, and services.