1989 journal article

Tropical science and tourism. The case of OTS in Costa Rica

Tourism Management, 10(1), 29.

By: J. Laarman n & R. Perdue n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth (OpenAlex)
Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

Expenditure in support of tropical science may have a measurable impact on the tourist sectors of certain small economies. This hypothesis is tested through estimation of spending attributable to the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), with field stations in Costa Rica. Although containing wide margins of uncertainty, a simple expenditure model suggests that OTS accounts for perhaps 2–3% of Costa Rica's national tourist receipts. Important qualitative dimensions of OTS expenditure are rapid growth, sustainable activity, and relatively small economic leakages. Indirectly, OTS generates additional tourism exports by laying a technical-scientific base for management of Costa Rica's national parks and other wildlands.