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New challenges of tourism in heritage contexts
Nuevos Desafíos del Turismo en Entornos Patrimoniales
5-7 September 2018 - Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
ATLAS Latin America Conference 2018


The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to April 30th 2018



The Autonomous University of Oaxaca “Benito Juárez” through the Faculty of Architecture at the University Campus, are organising the second ATLAS Latin America conference.

The topic of the conference is the following one:

New challenges of tourism in heritage contexts

Following the success of the 1st ATLAS Latin America Conference 2017 organized by the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, the second edition of the conference is launched, whose theme is: "New Challenges of Tourism in Heritage Contexts". Heritage tourism is a broad phenomenon, referring both to cultural and natural heritage and within cultural heritage including both its tangible and intangible expressions. Latin America constitutes a region where heritage tourism still represents a milestone for tourist activities. Millenary countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Peru or Bolivia among others are worldwide acknowledged for their vast and superb archaeological record and colonial cities. Many Latin American countries also display astonishing biodiversity and natural landscapes together with a developed tourist industry as it happens in Costa Rica, Brazil or Mexico. Because of all this, heritage tourism is a priority segment in our countries in terms of number of visitors, as well as income and job creation. In addition, it plays a fundamental role in the conservation and restoration of the heritage assets of the region.

Within this framework, conservation of built heritage and natural reserves has got a strategic importance. The relationship between this urgent need of preservation and tourist activity will be addressed in this conference. As consequence, tourism remains the main discipline of this meeting, yet other adjacent disciplines such as architectural conservation, urban planning, conservation biology, ecology, applied anthropology and related sciences might present their own contributions to this interdisciplinary exchange. Despite the increasing relevance of event tourism, creative tourism or sun and sand tourism, heritage tourism still constitutes a major tourist resource in Latin America. Furthermore, these and other recent trends actually interact in many tourist contexts as it happens in the Mayan Riviera and other Caribbean destinations. Beyond the specific or regional interest of this conference, experiences from other areas of the world also have a space here. At the same time, it is expected that the Latin American experiences might contribute to a better understanding of these complex tourist dynamics.

Despite its regional success, heritage tourism presents important theoretical and practical challenges in its management. As already explained, architectural and urban topics play a relevant role: mass tourism in historical city centres, heritage degradation, traffic congestion, pollution and residues management and gentrification are only a few examples, all of which might produce negative impacts on the urban landscape. Social issues constitute another main theme for tourism in heritage contexts because conflicts concerning authenticity and respect/disrespect to indigenous communities, relationships between visitors and locals and conservation of intangible heritage are also in the main scenario for our discipline. Finally, natural heritage management also becomes a thematic axis for this conference based in the regional importance of this tourist component in many countries and areas of Latin America. Once said that social, natural and cultural aspects of heritage will be studied form a tourist perspective it is possible to state that the ultimate question of this vast array of topics relates to how to achieve sustainability while developing tourism within always fragile heritage contexts. According to all explained above, this conference seeks to become a forum for reflection and exchange on these and other challenges derived from tourism in heritage contexts whose analysis might provide new proposals and solutions in order to achieve a balance between heritage conservation and tourist activities.


ATLAS Latinoamérica y la Universidad Autónoma “Benito Juárez” de Oaxaca a través de la Facultad de Arquitectura en Ciudad Universitaria.

El tema científico del congreso es:

Nuevos Desafíos del Turismo en Entornos Patrimoniales

Tras el éxito del 1er Congreso ATLAS Latinoamérica 2017 organizado por la Universidade Federal de Pernambuco en Recife, Brasil, se lanza la convocatoria de la segunda edición, cuya temática es: “Nuevos Desafíos del Turismo en Entornos Patrimoniales”. El turismo patrimonial es un fenómeno amplio, que abarca tanto el patrimonio cultural como el natural y dentro del patrimonio cultural tanto sus expresiones tangibles como intangibles, siendo Latinoamérica un referente mundial en todos estos aspectos. El turismo patrimonial es un segmento prioritario en nuestros países tanto en número de visitantes como en ingresos y creación de empleo. Además juega un papel fundamental en la conservación y restauración de los bienes patrimoniales de la región. Dentro de este marco, la conservación del patrimonio edificado posee una importancia estratégica. No obstante, el turismo patrimonial también presenta importantes retos en su gestión como los derivados de la masificación, degradación del patrimonio, congestión, contaminación, gentrificación en centros históricos, impactos negativos en el paisaje urbano, conflictos relativos a la autenticidad y falta de respeto a las comunidades indígenas, por mencionar algunos de los más recurrentes. El presente congreso busca convertirse en un foro de reflexión sobre estos y otros desafíos derivados de la actividad turística en entornos patrimoniales.


Keynote speakers

  • Ana Goytia Prat - Professor at the Universidad de Deusto, Spain
  • Carlos Alberto Hiriart Pardo - Professor at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Rubén Elí Larios Hernández - Representant of TICCIH in Guatemala, Guatemala

Conferenciantes Magistrales

  • Ana Goytia Prat - Professor at the Universidad de Deusto, Spain
  • Carlos Alberto Hiriart Pardo - Professor at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Rubén Elí Larios Hernández - Representant of TICCIH in Guatemala, Guatemala


Conference themes

Thematic panels are the following:

  • Tourism in natural areas and their conservation.
  • Built heritage built as a tourist resource.
  • Tourism in historic centres: management and conservation.
  • Tourism and intangible heritage.
  • Tourism as a strategy of urban regeneration in heritage environments.
  • Tourism and indigenous communities: ecotourism, ethnotourism.
  • Tourist impact of cultural events in heritage contexts.
  • Case studies and good practices of sustainable tourism development projects in heritage environments.
  • Authenticity and identity. Commodification of culture.
  • Other topics related to the theme of the conference.


Los temas sobre los que versará el congreso son los siguientes:

  • Turismo en áreas naturales y su conservación.
  • Patrimonio construido como recurso turístico.
  • Turismo en centros históricos: gestión y conservación.
  • Turismo y patrimonio intangible.
  • Turismo como estrategia de regeneración urbana en entornos patrimoniales.
  • Turismo y comunidades indígenas: ecoturismo, etnoturismo.
  • Impacto turístico de los eventos culturales en entornos patrimoniales.
  • Estudios de caso y buenas prácticas de proyectos de desarrollo turístico sustentable en entornos patrimoniales.
  • Autenticidad e identidad. Mercantilización de la cultura.
  • Otros temas relacionados con la temática del congreso.


Abstract submission

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to April 30th 2018

All abstracts will be subject to blind peer-review by two members of the scientific committee. Evaluation criteria are accommodation to the conference topic, theoretical soundness, methodology, coherence and clarity.

Abstracts will have an extension of 300-500 words. The title will have 12 words maximum.

Abstracts will clearly reflect objective, methodology, results and conclusion.

It should be stated what theme it is addressed (max. 3).

Languages allowed are Spanish, Portuguese, English and any American indigenous language. Works can be presented in any of those languages.

Abstracts will be sent using this form.


Características de los resúmenes

Todos los resúmenes estarán sujetos a revisión ciega por parte de pares constituidos por dos miembros del Comité Científico. Los criterios de evaluación son la adaptación al tema de la conferencia, la solidez teórica, la metodología, la coherencia y la claridad.

Los resúmenes tendrán una extensión de 300-500 palabras. El título tendrá 12 palabras como máximo.

Los resúmenes reflejarán claramente el objetivo, la metodología, los resultados y la conclusión.

Se debe indicar a qué tema se dirige (máximo 3).

Los idiomas permitidos son español, portugués, inglés y cualquier idioma indígena estadounidense. Los trabajos se pueden presentar en cualquiera de esos idiomas.

Los resúmenes se enviarán usando this form.


Important dates

Abstract submission :

March 31st, 2018
April 30th, 2018

Notification of acceptance : April 30th, 2018
May 31st, 2018
Conference : September 5-7th, 2018
End of early bird registration : July 1st, 2018
Start of regular registration : July 2nd, 2018


Fechas clave

Envío de resúmenes : hasta el 31 de marzo de 2018
hasta el 30 abril de 2018
Dictamen del comité evaluador :

30 de abril de 2018
31 de mayo de 2018

Celebración del congreso : del 5 al 7 de septiembre de 2018
Inscripción con precio reducido : hasta el 1 de julio de 2018
Inscripción con precio normal : desde el 2 de julio de 2018



Publication details

An agreement has been reached with the journal MEC-EDUPAZ to publish an issue with articles based on the participants' contributions. Please visit the website of MEC-EDUPAZ to read more about the process to submit your proposal. When uploading your proposal on the journal's website please include "ATLAS" as one of the key words.

Please find more information on the key dates below:

- Last day for uploading proposed articles (full papers) on the journal's website: 30 September 2018

- Communication of decision (acceptance, rejection, amendments) to authors: 31 October 2018

- Last day for uploading revised texts on the journal's website: 30 November 2018

- Expected issue date: March 2019

 Posibilidades de publicación

Se ha alcanzado un acuerdo con la revista MEC-EDUPAZ para la publicación de una edición especial con artículos derivados del congreso. En la página de MEC-EDUPAZ puede encontrar la información para enviar su propuesta. Cuando suba su propuesta en la página de la revista por favor incluya "ATLAS" como una palabra clave.

Las fechas claves son las siguientes:

- Envío de propuesta de artículos (textos completos) por parte de los autores en la web de la revista: 30 de septiembre de 2018

- Envío de dictamen (aceptación, no aceptación, solicitud de modificaciones) a los autores: 31 de octubre de 2018

- Envío del texto revisado, en su caso, por parte de los autores en la web de la revista: 30 de noviembre de 2018

- Fecha de publicaciön prevista: marzo de 2019




Scientific committee

Local organizing committee / Comité organizador

From Autonomous University of Oaxaca “Benito Juárez”, Mexico: / de la Universidad Autónoma de Oaxaca “Benito Juárez”, Mexico:

  • Daniel Barrera-Fernández
  • Humberto Leonel Carreño Aragón
  • Francisco Javier Cruz Velasco
  • Gustavo Roldán Feria Alonso
  • Martha Aranza Hernández Gómez
  • Marco Antonio Hernández Escampa Abarca
  • Joel Hernández Ruiz
  • Gloria Guadalupe Lambarria Gopar
  • Marcelo Andrés López Villanueva
  • Alejandro de Jesús Morales Basaldú
  • David Ríos García
  • Gema Rivera Guzmán
  • Samuel Zárate Pérez
  • Luis Alberto Gonzáles Cruz

International Scientific Committee / Comité Científico Internacional

  • Antonia Balbuena Vázquez - Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • Carla Borba - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Daniel Barrera Fernández - Universidad Autónoma “Benito Juárez” de Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Marisa Brito - NHTV Breda, The Netherlands
  • Manuel de la Calle Vaquero - Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • José Castillo Ruiz - Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • Susana Gastal - Universidade Rosa dos Ventos, Brazil
  • Anderson Gomes de Souza - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Jesús Manuel González Pérez - Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  • Margarita Novo - Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  • Ana Goytia Prat - Universidad de Deusto, Spain
  • Marco Antonio Hernández Escampa Abarca - Universidad Autónoma “Benito Juárez” de Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Gloria Guadalupe Lambarria Gopar - Universidad Autónoma “Benito Juárez” de Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Marcelo Andrés López Villanueva - Universidad Autónoma “Benito Juárez” de Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Greg Richards - University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • David Ríos García - Universidad Autónoma “Benito Juárez” de Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Antonio Paulo Russo - Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain
  • María Velasco González - Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Andres Coca-Stefaniak - University of Greenwich, United Kingdom



Provisional programme / Programa provisional

Wednesday 5th September 2018
15.00 ATLAS Latin America Board meeting
16.00 Opening ceremony
17.00 Keynote presentation 1
18.00 Keynote presentation 2
20.00 Welcome dinner

Thursday 6th September 2018
08.00 Papers session
10.00 Coffee break
10.20 Papers session
14.00 Lunch
15.00 Papers session
17.00 Coffee break
17.20 Papers session
18.00 Introduction of ATLAS’s SIG
18.30 Keynote presentation 3
19.30 Closing ceremony
20.30 Social activity

Friday 7th September 2018
09.00 ATLAS Latin America members meeting
10.00 Excursion


Conference packages

Packages: Until 1 July 2018
From 2 July 2018
Delegates ATLAS members $ 2,500.00 MXN
$ 3,300.00 MXN
Delegates non-ATLAS members  $ 3,500.00 MXN
$ 3,900.00 MXN
Students ATLAS members
$ 1,400.00 MXN $ 2,000.00 MXN
Students non-ATLAS members $ 1,700.00 MXN $ 2,300.00 MXN
Companions / just listening $ 900.00 MXN $ 1,500.00 MXN


Companions are the persons that come with delegates and wish to participate in the conference’s activities.
Just listening is for persons that only come to listen to the presentations and parallel activities, without presenting a paper.

Registration fee includes:

  • Registration and conference’s material
  • Transfer bus between the conference venue and the hotels area
  • Welcome dinner
  • Two coffee breaks

The social activity and the excursion will have an extra price that will be announced soon.

  • The registration form and instructions are at the conference’s website: ATLAS.
  • A certificate per each work will be issued with the name of all authors.
  • Each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance.
  • Each work can have a maximum of three authors.
  • Once the abstract is accepted, at least one author must register and present the paper in person at the conference. A panel will be reserved for presenters not able to attend the conference in person. This panel is for special cases only and with a maximum of 10 papers. The registration policy is the same as stated before. In this case, the paper will be read by a member of the Scientific Committee during the conference.
  • One single author can participate at a maximum of two papers.
  • El formato de inscripción y las instrucciones se encuentran en la página web del congreso: ATLAS.
  • Se emitirá una constancia por ponencia con el nombre de todos los colaboradores.
  • A cada asistente se le emitirá una constancia de asistencia.
  • Cada trabajo puede tener un máximo de tres colaboradores.
  • Una vez que el resumen sea aceptado, al menos un colaborador deberá inscribirse y presentar la ponencia en persona en el congreso. Se reservará una mesa de ponencias para un máximo de 10 trabajos cuyos autores no puedan asistir en persona, las condiciones de registro para estos casos son los indicados más arriba. La particularidad es que la ponencia será leída por un miembro del Comité Científico durante la celebración del congreso.
  • Un mismo colaborador podrá participar en un máximo de dos trabajos.



Cancellation policy

If written cancellation is received before August 20th 2018, a refund of all meeting fees will be made, minus an administration fee of € 50. No refund will be possible after August 20th 2018, but substitute delegates can be nominated.


Conference venues

The conference will take place between 5 and 7 September 2018 in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. The university venue will be specified soon.


Conference organisers


  • The Autonomous University of Oaxaca “Benito Juárez” through the Faculty of Architecture at the University Campus


  • Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia - Delegación Oaxaca
  • Fundación Alfredo Harp Helú Oaxaca
  • Oficina de Convenciones y Visitantes de Oaxaca
  • Secretaría de las Culturas de Oaxaca
  • Secretaría de Turismo del Estado de Oaxaca



It is a pleasure to announce that "Hotel Misión de los Ángeles" ( was designated as the venue for the 2018 ATLAS Latin America Conference. Practically located in the historic centre of Oaxaca city, it is highly recommended. The hotel has provided a reduced fare of $987.70 MXN per room per night, one or two persons, only lodging. Following the hotel procedures, reservations must be done contacting the hotel directly. Please mention you are attending the ATLAS conference in order to get the proper fare. You can also ask for other options including breakfast at normal cost.

Agreements have also been made with the following hotels:

  • Hotel Fiesta Inn: 15% discount, the room costs $1,820.00 MXN.
  • Hotel One: 10% discount, the room costs $1,050.00 MXN.
  • Hotel Hacienda La Noria: 20% discount, the room costs $ 940.00 MXN.

Please mention that you are attending the ATLAS CONFERENCE to receive the discount.


Es un placer anunciar que el Hotel Misión de los Ángeles ( ha sido designado como sede para el II Congreso ATLAS Latinoamérica 2018. Localizado prácticamente en el centro histórico, resulta altamente recomendado. El hotel ha ofrecido una tarifa reducida de $987.70 MXN por habitación, por noche, para una o dos personas, solo alojamiento. De acuerdo al procedimiento del hotel, las reservaciones se hacen contactando directamente al hotel. Por favor mencionar su asistencia al congreso ATLAS para obtener la tarifa apropiada. También se pueden pedir otras tarifas que incluyen desayuno a costo normal.

También se han hecho acuerdos con los siguientes hoteles:

  • Hotel Fiesta Inn: 15% de descuento, la habitación cuesta $1,820.00 MXN.
  • Hotel One: 10% de descuento, la habitación cuesta $1,050.00 MXN.
  • Hotel Hacienda La Noria: 20% de descuento, la habitación cuesta $ 940.00 MXN.

Por favor, mencione que asistirá al CONGRESO ATLAS para recibir el descuento.


É um prazer anunciar que o "Hotel Misión de los Ángeles" ( foi designado como sede do II Congresso ATLAS América Latina 2018. Localizado praticamente no centro histórico, é altamente recomendável. O hotel ofereceu uma taxa reduzida de $987,70 MXN por quarto, por noite, para uma ou duas pessoas, apenas acomodação. De acordo com o procedimento do hotel, as reservas são feitas através de contato direto com o hotel. Por favor, mencione sua participação no congresso da ATLAS para obter a taxa apropriada. Você também pode pedir outras tarifas que incluem café da manhã a custo normal.

Acordos também foram feitos com os seguintes hotéis:

  • Hotel Fiesta Inn: 15% de desconto, o quarto custa $ 1.820,00 MXN
  • Hotel One: 10% de desconto, o quarto custa $ 1.050,00 MXN.
  • Hotel Hacienda La Noria: 20% de desconto, o quarto custa $ 940.00 MXN.

Por favor, mencione que você está participando da CONGRESSO ATLAS para receber o desconto.





The city of Oaxaca has good air connections through Oaxaca International Airport OAX, from there you can take a taxi or bus. You can also get to the city by bus from the main Mexican cities. By car it is accessed by Federal Highway 190 or Supercarretera Cuacnopalan-Oaxaca.


La ciudad de Oaxaca cuenta con buenas conexiones aéreas a través del Aeropuerto Internacional de Oaxaca OAX, desde allí se puede tomar un taxi o colectivo. También se puede llegar en autobús desde las principales ciudades mexicanas. En coche se accede por la Carretera Federal 190 o la Supercarretera Cuacnopalan-Oaxaca.




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