Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the ISSS - 2008, Madison, Wisconsin, Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the ISSS

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A SYSTEMS SCIENCE APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF A MUNICIPAL INTEGRATION MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT. CASE: THE ORIENT ZONE OF MEXICO STATE

Ricardo Tejeida-Padilla, Isaias Badillo-Piña, Juan Carlos Vargas-Castro

Abstract


The new tourist modality generates a tendency toward the values and the importance of the natural environment. It is also consistent with the nature, social and community values, and allows a positive relationship between residents and tourists. This new tourism tendency is regulated through a new development model that is being proposed at a world level: the Sustainable Development Model.
The paper exposes the design process of a Municipal Integration Model for Sustainable Tourist Development, where the possibilities of intervening elements' interrelations are studied to achieve a union among municipalities in order to promote and revitalize the tourist cycle of the region with the use of Systems Paradigm.
The Orient Zone in the State of Mexico is proposed as the study target, due to its resources. However, it is intended that the pattern could be applied in diverse regions of the country that fulfil the necessary elements for its implementation.

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