Comparative Analysis of Resilience in Tourist Destinations, A Perspective of Local Actors and Tourists: The Case of The Earthquake and Tsunami in Chile, 2010

    Cecilia Gutiérrez
    Keywords: Resilience, tourist destinations, local actors, tourist ,


    On February 27, 2010, Chile was affected by a major earthquake and tsunami. A descriptive exploratory
    study was developed to evaluate the resilience in the population after the event. The research included
    the application of perception surveys to representatives of the local community, tourism entrepreneurs,
    public actors and tourists in three tourist destinations: Pichilemu, Licantén and Cobquecura. As the main
    results, resilience differs from one town to another, highlighting that towns with greater social capital, with
    a greater presence of businesses are more resilient. The study subjects perceive resilience in different
    ways, entrepreneurs and local community are the most critical, followed by tourists and local
    government. A comparative analysis between localities clearly shows that the resilience in Pichilemu is
    greater in Licantén and in Cobquecura, which generated a faster recovery of the destination.

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