The Islands as Tourist Destination: Between the Reality and the Imaginary – A Brief Approach
1 ISCET – High Institute of Business and Tourism Sciences, Porto, Portugal
To cite this text:
Carvalho, A. D. (2016), The Islands as Tourist Destination: Between the Reality and the Imaginary – A Brief Approach, Percursos & Ideias, Vol. 7, pp. 69-70.
The islands have always exerted a fascination which became a huge force of attraction. Often surrounded by a seductive mystery, they inspired myths, fantastic stories and travels, always or almost always, between reality and the imaginary. Hence its huge tourist potential which deserves, however, careful approaches to the human and natural complexity that constitute them…
Islands, Tourism, Utopia, Imaginary.