What are the conditions to maintain rural tourism
(explain by giving examples from a city in your country)?
It is typical of tourism
activity that takes place
in a rural setting,
whether in small towns
(less than 2,000
inhabitants) or in areas
close to cities but far
from its center.
This tourism serves
to get away from
hectic and stressful
life in the big city
where you can enjoy
what is the
traffic, noise and
The basic components of rural tourism are:
Accommodation in rural housing in apartments or
Power based on traditional local cuisine.
Complementary activities of leisure and recreation in
the vicinity of the place of accommodation, enhancing
the knowledge of the local culture and traditional
lifestyles, crafts, etc.
It is done in rural areas, meaning the environment
consisting of natural landscapes, mainly agricultural in
An integrated offering consisting of different leisure items
such as accommodation, catering, activities, crafts and
A motivation based on contact with the environment,
where tourists seeking nature, traditional architecture,
gastronomy, traditions, folk customs, etc.
Interaction with local society, thus requiring
communication and participation of the local community
Rural tourism is considered as an important strategy for
contributing to the entrenchment of the population,
job creation, and ultimately, to the promotion of socio-
economic development of disadvantaged areas
Rural tourism meets the
demand of open space to
practice a wide range of
recreational, sports and
The rural tourism responds to the
growing interest in natural heritage
and rural culture, by those who have
been "deprived" of their knowledge
and experience because they were
born and / or living in urban areas.
One can see now a concern of
government and different socio-
economic actors in the promotion
of rural tourism
Local actors have realized the potential of this
resource, both in terms of leverage and profit
producing complementary, for their ability to
create synergies and generating demand for
infrastructure and support services to the rural
world, which benefits both local people and
This is explained by different elements :
Rural tourism allows mainly to ensure the maintenance and conservation of
living spaces and lifestyles is useful both for its inhabitants and for future
The environment has become a concern social, political, economic
The companies develop and bring to sell "green products" with its
distinctive quality, and the new Spanish education system in the
implementation phase, widely referred to Environment.
The world, given the distribution and scarcity of natural resources, is
becoming aware of the need to better manage the environmental
heritage of humanity.
"The human being is a major
consumer of resources."
A protected environment is the main value of a tourist
area, being one of the main attractions when planning a
To that rural areas do not lose your personality tends to be incorporated into
the overall system, through its absorption, but by fusion, is preserving its
own peculiarities and relating with other areas whether urban, industrial, ...
Social progress will be greater the more integrated society is internally and
in relation to the environment, and a key to achieving harmony between the
rural and the urban, and of both with the natural environment is rural
• Safeguarding quality natural areas and fertile soil to
penetration of other uses scattered and serious deleterious
• Enable for undeveloped land management skills and tools
equivalent to those used for building land, allowing their
survival without voiding its profitability.
• Prudently enhance endogenous development processes
linked to non-agricultural resources, which will be part of
the promotion of rural tourism.
• Encourage planning through the development of attractive
conditions for the stay of tourists find a pleasant and
• Ensure the conservation of the physical elements of the
environment, heritage and green spaces.
• To ensure the conservation of vernacular architecture,
incorporating elements endowing parallel current and
alternative uses of residential and tourist-channels of
financing and management.
Some of the
Any initiative for rural tourism implementation should always have a pre-
feasibility study social and economic, the environmental impact is a transverse
field be present in any activity that is to be carried out.
This study will include the three main menso might be called:
• An analysis of the physical environment: morphostructural
units, hydrography, climatology and biogeography possible
seasonal variations, always oriented to explain its uniqueness
• It will impact especially on the demographic and socio-
economic as well as local distribution and the importance of
traditional activities whether agricultural, forestry or
livestock, as long as they have something to do with tourism.
• There will be a first subdivision between tourist and Planning
Proposal; within the Offer is considered anything that might be
potentially attractive, whether natural , cultural or ethnological and
existing infrastructure, hotels, roads and commercial services and
EAST HIGH SOBRARBE
In the northern region of
Aragon are the historical and
legendary Sobrarbe lands, and
within this vast and rugged
mountainous region, the Upper
East Sobrarbe is in full Pyrenees
mountains, between Ribagorza
East, bordering the crest North
and the National Park of Ordesa
and Monte Perdido west.
Includes "bal Chistau" Bielsa,
Laspuña lands and valley
Puértolas to L'Ainsa
Improving the living conditions of the
rural population both economically
and socially, facilitating the
introduction of new activities and
respecting their own culture.
Initiate regeneration and
without impairment of a
Create and recreational
shelters that allow a
between visitors and
visited the natural.
Developing ways of
relating to reality
based more on
We propose the following specific objectives for the maintenance and progress of
East High Sobrarbe:
It should discuss the luminosity.
On clear days are numerous, the sun contribute to the
clarity and energy to a vigorous land itself.
Rainfall is lower than would be expected by its
mountainous situation, the low altitude at which
populations are found, requires us to demystify the aura of
cold around the Pyrenees created and therefore these
Summer temperatures are mild and sunny winter days,
fruits of the inversion that occurs with respect to the banks
of the Ebro or the Hoya de Huesca, encourage contact with
The small number of people, only in 2500, it comes down to a population census
of 1981 and stabilized with some upward shift in the last decade, with the added
problems of unbalanced structure, with more males and a high aging rate,
limiting the generation renewal
As advantages be
• a quality
• a lovely setting
• enviable location
In point of
inconvenience is to
• small population
of law and fact
• weak social fabric
• need for the
number of visitors
is not very large
Economic development of rural tourism has to assess
the natural, cultural and social tourism purposes
products and services that meet the needs of the
An important principle is that rural tourism is to
harmonize the interests of tourism, the environment and
the local community
Rural Tourism Houses start for different reasons:
First, the environment, since it is an open alternative, traditional, integrated in the natural and
The second reason is the possibility of properly and rapidly deployed.
This is not an invention, but rather an innovation.
It is not a substitute formula, but consistent with the traditional activity, the very people
clinging to their customs, does a clean sweep of their past activities and therefore have a
Rural tourism offers a lot of opportunities in economic,
social and personal development of rural areas and to
improve their living standards.
It also has a role as an active agent in the development of
agricultural and regional policies and the promotion of
development of local communities.
Besides the benefits of rural tourism as additional income
to farming, income is also due to the sale of agricultural
products to tourists and creating local markets that serve
to achieve additional income to farmers in areas rural.
Moreover the buildings, equipment and infrastructure and
thus increases generally improve living standards of people
in rural areas.
In short, the main benefits of rural tourism in rural areas are,
among others, that tourism prevents or decreases the rural
exodus, creating jobs, diversifying the local economy, power
consumption of local products, leverages existing facilities,
not required the abandonment of traditional activities,
improving the quality of life, preserves and maintains intone