Migración y desarrollo
Print version ISSN 1870-7599
REYES MORALES, Rafael G. et al. Impacto del turismo nostálgico y las remesas familiares en el desarrollo de comunidad rural oaxaqueña. Migr. desarro [online]. 2009, n.12, pp. 69-88. ISSN 1870-7599.
Economic impacts of international family remittances are evaluated versus those of nostalgia tourism earnings in San Francisco Cajonos, Oaxaca a Zapotec community. The most relevant findings are: international family remittances raise households' consumption, while nostalgia tourism earnings encourage local production. However, in both cases dependence on the region grows because this community, on one hand, lacks of financial institutions that recycle liquidity generated by migration, nostalgia tourism and government subsidies; and, on the other, she does not produce goods and services enough to meet the local demand. Although nostalgia tourism represents a real opportunity to strengthen the local economy, it faces the weaknesses of conventional tourism: the seasonal nature of influx of nostalgia tourists and a short length of their stay. In addition, investments in services are required to increase nostalgia tourism earnings.
Keywords : Nostalgia tourism; nostalgia tourism earnings; family remittances; economic impacts; economic growth.