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La delicada tarea de planificar turismo cultural: Un estudio de caso con la "germanidad" de la ciudad de Blumenau- SC (Brasil)

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Author(s): Barretto, Margarita

Journal: PASOS : Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural
ISSN 1695-7121

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 51;
Date: 2003;
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Keywords: Tourism | Culture | Heritage

ABSTRACT
Tourism planners believe that cultural tourism can provide good profits with minor environment and social impacts. Nevertheless, cultural tourism planning is not so easy to handle. Using" material and symbolic culture as an attractive needs participation, respect and study of the history of host society. This article presents a research held at Blumenau City (Santa Catarina, Brazil) where ethnic tourism is proposed, on the grounds of part of the population's German background. The aims is to establish a link between demolition or abandonment of many historic or "typical" houses with the so called "revival of German culture" a project issued from the city council without community participation or agreement

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