This project will use the grounded theory research mythology as proposed by sociologists, Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss to explore the impact of transportation infrastructure on tourism development and tourist satisfaction in the Peruvian cities of Jauja and Cusco. Cusco serves as an example of a well-established tourist location whereas Jauja is in the early stages of tourism development. Jauja is using Cusco as a model to attract foreign tourists to the central part of Peru. This paper explores whether Cusco is a worthy model for Jauja and other developing tourist cities as well. It was found that transportation infrastructure plays a key role in satisfying tourists, especially in terms of road and air safety. The findings suggest that though Cusco has improvements that can be made like reorganizing city traffic and adding lights to highways, tourists were generally satisfied with Cusco’s transportation infrastructure. This implies that Cusco has the potential to serve as a model for Jauja and developing tourist cities akin to it.
This research was supported by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
The Impact of Transportation Infrastructure on Tourism in Cusco and Jauja.
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