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TOURISM AS IMPORTANT REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FACTOR (on the example of the chosen region in Slovak Republic)
TOURISM AS IMPORTANT REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FACTOR (on the example of the chosen region in Slovak Republic)

Author(s): Jaroslava Gburová, Daniela Matušíková
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Інститут трансформації суспільства
Keywords: tourism; regional development; Presov region; tourism performance

Summary/Abstract: Tourism as very important economic factor can play significant role in developing the region and its attractiveness. The global statistics shows that it brings positives in different meanings. Regional development in the way of tourism should be generally based on natural potential in a harmony with local inhabitants and marketing activities which help to recognize the destination and bring it up even to the unknown tourism participants. The main aim of the paper is to show importance of tourism activities in the chosen Presov regionof north-eastern Slovakia. Using the method of desk research and secondary data analysis,we provide an overview of tourism performance in Presov region on the one hand. Until now, statistics shows that the chosen region has sound tourist attractions, which prove numbers of visitors attending Presov region. On the other hand,we point to perception of local inha bitants (at the example of young generation who are going to be future tourism service providers) thattourism and its activities can be important regional development factor. They treat it as one of the most important activities that could help region not only to survive, but to become more competitive to other regions. Opinions of the young inhabitants are statistically evaluated and presented in the paper.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 09-10(1)
  • Page Range: 102-105
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English