Challenges in the Innovation Activity in Rural Tourism in Bulgaria  Cover Image

Предизвикателства пред иновационната активност в селския туризъм в България
Challenges in the Innovation Activity in Rural Tourism in Bulgaria

Author(s): Yanko Koraliev, Ivo Balevski, Petranka Midova, Lyubka Ilieva, Simeonka Petrova
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Стопанска академия »Д. А. Ценов«
Keywords: rural tourism; innovation; innovation activity; distribution channels; animation; innovation index

Summary/Abstract: The rural tourism makes an important and increasing contribution to economic growth of Bulgaria. It also represents one of the best opportunities to create income and employment for rural areas in our country with various stages of development. The growth of tourism, however, cannot be taken for granted. The present paper deals with economic subjects, working in the sector of rural tourism in the region “Central Stara Planina”, which innovation activity is influenced by the occurring dynamic market and product changes. The paper studies the conditions and factors, determining the innovation activity of defined economic subjects. The main aim of this research is to view and interpret basic theoretical-methodological formulations of the essence of innovations and in this context to offer indices, assessing the innovation activity of tourism enterprises, which, checked empirically in a certain degree, can help the choice of suitable management solutions. Therefore the fragment approbation of this indices are assumed as suitable for assessing the innovation activity of the economic subjects working in the studied sector. Important conclusions are drawn from the received research results.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 69-83
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian