Ecotourism as Sustainable Development: The Case of Las Terrazas in Cuba

By Christiane Paponnet-Cantat.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Using an ethnographic approach, this paper seeks to explore the debate on tourism and ecotourism in the developing world and to examine the question of sustainability in ecotourism initiatives. Specific attention is paid to Cuba, particularly to the case study of Las Terrazas, a community that has been considered by the Cuban government to be one of the most significant initiatives in ecotourism on the island.

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 1. Article: Print (Spiral Bound), ISSN: 1447-9508, HC03-0081-2003. Article: Electronic (PDF File; 383.974KB), ISSN: 1447-9559, HC03-0081-2003.

Dr. Christiane Paponnet-Cantat

Dr. Paponnet-Cantat holds a MA and PhD from Simon Fraser University, Canada. In 1988 she was offered a tenure track position at UNB in the department of anthropology. From 1994 to 1999, she was the director of FOCAL-Alantic (Foundation for the Americas) and the International Liaison Officer in the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International Cooperation). Since 2000, Dr Paponnet-Cantat has held the Chair position in the department of anthropology. Since the mid-1980s, she has conducted research on rural development in Peru, Cuba and New Brunswic


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