Revista U.D.C.A Actualidad & Divulgación Científica
versión impresa ISSN 0123-4226
EMILIA GUERRERO, Doris et al. A COOPERATIVE TOURISM SERVICES ENTERPRISE PROJECT FOR SOPO AND LA CALERA MUNICIPALITIES, CUNDINAMARCA (COLOMBIA). rev.udcaactual.divulg.cient. [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.1, pp. 175-184. ISSN 0123-4226.
SUMMARY To create an associative cooperative enterprise for the tourist corridor of the municipalities of Sopo and La Calera (Cundinamarca-Colombia), a legal and administrative model is proposed. For this purpose, the social necessities, the natural and cultural characteristics were taken into account, as well as the opportunity to sum up municipalities efforts, to the support of the private sector, in order to organize competitively the offer of tourism and ecotourism services. It was attempted not only to integrate the future confederates, but also merge them with the sub-regional fusion processes in order to maximize social, economic and environmental benefits at low cost. To achieve this target an exploratory research was conducted, gathering the data required for the description, analysis, assessment and subject discussion, leading to the conclusion that the establishment of a solidary economy enterprise is a feasible association project that would facilitate the fulfillment of the people needs as a development strategy.
Palabras llave : Pre-cooperative; cooperative; association; tourism; ecotourism.