Psychedelic tourism in Mexico, a thriving trend.

Arturo Laure Vidriales, Diego Hannon Ovies

Resumen


Abstract: In this document we showed how a new flow of tourists is arriving in Mexico at alarmingly high rates to experience novel encounters of consumption of psychadelic plants and substances in the tourist industry, despite the lack of a proper organisational structure of tourism, health and safety. We analyse the type of tourists who engages in this activity, using qyualitative research based on interviews with local people in 2016. The results are intereting from the perspective of the immense increase in the peoplef desirous of these new experiences that are offered by the indigenous people.

Keywords: Tourism industry; Psychedelic; Neo-shamanism; Neo-colonialism; Decolonization.

Turismo psicodélico en México, una tendencia en crecimiento

Resumen: En este documento se muestra cómo recientemente un considerable flujo de turistas están llegando a México para experimentar nuevos encuentros en la industria turística, a pesar de la falta de una estructura de atención adecuada en el sector, el consumo de plantas y sustancias psicodélicas entre los turistas modernos está emergiendo en países como México y otros países en América Latina. El propósito de este estudio es demostrar cómo una nueva tipología del turismo está creciendo en México. Los materiales que se utilizaron fueron de carácter cualitativo, además de entrevistas, algunas de estas se aplicaron a la población local en 2016. Los resultados que se encontraron fueron interesantes, debido a la creciente cantidad de personas que quieren experimentar nuevas experiencias alrededor de eco-áreas y también estar en contacto con los pueblos indígenas.


Palabras clave


Tourism industry, Psychedelic, Neo-shamanism, Neo-colonialism, Decolonization.

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