Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the ISSS - 2012, San Jose, CA, USA, 56th Annual Proceedings of ISSS

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USING VIABLE SYSTEMS MODEL AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL OF THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Abraham Briones-Jaurez, Ricardo Tejeida-Padilla, Isaias Badillo-Piña

Abstract


The ethical awareness of sustainability has originated new ways to integrate the resources of natural systems with economic development, reducing the negative impacts caused by the traditional production systems of goods and services. In the current scenario there are few forms of sustainable management using appropriate diagnostic tools to support the management of the complexity of tourism systems. In this paper we propose: 1 diagnose sustainable tourism systems by mean of The Viable Systems Model considering international standards in sustainability. 2 Integrate the role of all involved, including tourism businesses, local governments, and the recipient population, among others. 3 Consider the design and implementation of public policies to control of ecological impact activities.

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