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Title: The territorial (De) regulation of the growth of tourist accommodation. the example of lanzarote, the canary Islands (1991-2008)
Authors: Parreño Castellano, Juan Manuel 
González Morales, Alejandro
Hernández Luis, José Ángel 
UNESCO Clasification: 54 Geografía
Keywords: Regulating tourism
Tourist moratorium
Issue Date: 2018
Journal: Ciudad y Territorio Estudios Territoriales 
Abstract: Since the beginning of the 1990s, the first measures regulating tourism in the Spanish archipelagos began to be approved. In the Canary Islands, these measures were delayed until the end of that decade, except in the case of Lanzarote, where the tourism growth had been tried to be regulated by the Insular Plan of 1991 and its revision of 1998. Despite the achievements, the measures have not achieved the desired results. Moreover, their non-compliance has uncovered a generalized scenario of urban corruption. The objective of this paper is focused on the analysis of the regulatory processes developed in Lanzarote in 1991 and 1998, with the tourist moratorium approved in this last year. In particular, we will analyze the case of canceled urban planning licenses that were granted after this last year and which were a flagrant breach of the tourist moratorium. Several sources have been used to carry out this study: normative documents, reports, territorial planning and urban planning plans, official statistics, society registration information and journalistic sources. The analysis shows the inability of planning to reorient the tourist and territorial model on the island, always overrun by the interests of owners and economic agents; the disaffection of the touristic activity and its administrative management with the urban discipline and, finally, the heterogeneity of interests, from the local to the international scale, which underlies the non-fulfillment of the tourist moratorium of the island.
Source: Ciudad y Territorio Estudios Territoriales,v. 50, p. 53-70
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