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What is Sociology of Tourism

Handbook of Research on Human Capital and People Management in the Tourism Industry
Scientific discipline investigating how tourism correlates with societal structural settings and what functions it satisfies in today´s societies.
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Human Capital in Tourism: A Practical Model of Endogenous and Exogenous Territorial Tourism Planning in Bahía Solano, Colombia
Gabriela Antosova (University College of Business in Prague, Czech Republic), Mauricio Sabogal-Salamanca (Universidad EAN, Colombia), and Eva Krizova (University College of Business in Prague, Czech Republic)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4318-4.ch014
This chapter is a proposal of exogenous and endogenous practical tourism planning which therefore requires the completion of its construction. In this sense, it is necessary for tourism activities to be socialized, developed, questioned, and reformed by indigenous people, actors, and institutions involved with the planning of the municipality of Bahía Solano. The authors summarize the typology of tourism in sociological context with the aim of Colombian perspectives of social and regional development planning in a destination located on the coastline of Pacific Ocean. The main focuses of this chapter are human resources, people management, and planning in tourism with practical examples of Colombian research in the selected zone.
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