Revista de geografía Norte Grande
versión On-line ISSN 0718-3402
GONZALEZ, Rodrigo; OTERO, Adriana; NAKAYAMA, Lía y MARIONI, Susana. Las movilidades del turismo y las migraciones de amenidad: problemáticas y contradicciones en el desarrollo de centros turísticos de montaña. Rev. geogr. Norte Gd. [online]. 2009, n.44, pp. 75-92. ISSN 0718-3402. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-34022009000300004.
Tourism mobilities highlight that many different mobilities shape the places where tourism is performed and drive the making and unmaking of tourism destinations. As sites of play, tourism destinations compete in travel market to be sustainable in the long term. Playing this role, managers of tourism destinations in most cases misunderstand it as a simple generator of attracting conditions for a new kind of mobility of people with dreams for a better quality of life and a£"set of developers interested in making their dreams real". This second kind of mobilities produces "the shadow of tourism". Thus, amenity migration is viewed as a shadow because the kind of mobilities it caused could be interpreted as regressive in terms of local development. This paper analyze four cases of study: San Martín de los Andes, Villa La Angostura, El Bolsón and Villa General Belgrano in Argentina to better understand the kind of changes amenity migration produce. The principal threat that amenity migration means in terms of local development is its power to hide the lack of competitiveness of tourism sector in mountain destinations.
Palabras clave : Amenity migration; mountain tourism destinations; competitiveness; local development.