Governing nature-based tourism mobility in National Park Torres del Paine, Chilean Southern Patagonia

J.A. Barrena Ruiz*, M.A.J. Lamers, S.R. Bush, Gustavo Blanco-Wells

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Abstract

Nature-based tourism is a mobile activity shaped by the capacity of tourists for displacement and the socio-material infrastructure allowing flows. However, the literature has scarcely addressed aspects of mobility in governing nature-based tourism. Taking the case of the National Park Torres del Paine we explore three aspects of mobility in nature-based tourism using the concepts of routes, frictions, and rhythms. Our findings show that the movement of tourists challenges spatially bounded forms of governance. Instead, we argue, new mobility-sensitive forms of nature-based tourism governance are needed that can complement the use of fixed-boundary conservation enclosures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-761
Number of pages17
JournalMobilities
Volume14
Issue number6
Early online date2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • spatial claims
  • tourism mobility
  • protected areas
  • governance
  • Patagonia

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