Economic Impact of Rural Tourism in Costa Rica and in the Region of Murcia, and Its Implications on Demand

  1. Catalina María Morales 1
  2. Antonio Juan Briones 1
  3. Andrés Artal 1
  4. Antonio García 1
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


Industrial Engineering: Innovative Networks: 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management "CIO 2011", Cartagena, Spain, September 2011, Proceedings
  1. Suresh P. Sethi (dir. congr.)
  2. Marija Bogataj (dir. congr.)
  3. Lorenzo Ros-McDonnell (dir. congr.)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Reino Unido

ISBN: 978-1-4471-2321-7

Year of publication: 2012

Pages: 39-48

Type: Book chapter


Tourism in rural areas is a wide concept that refers to the various leisure activities that can be carried out in rural zones, which include such modalities as: rural tourism, ecological tourism, agro-tourism, adventure tourism, cultural tourism, business tourism, young person tourism, social tourism, health tourismand sport tourism.These activities, little valued in the past, have come to integratetrue productive chains involving, amongst other pursuits: properties, agrarian industries, transport, restaurants and communications, all of which constitute an impeller of growth, mainly for non-agricultural activities in the rural zone.