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Pre-Launch Research of an Indoor Camping Model
Pre-Launch Research of an Indoor Camping Model

Author(s): Tamara Floričić, Iva Slivar, Roberta Kontošić
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Economic development, Tourism
Published by: Asociaţia de Cooperare Cultural-Educaţională Suceava
Keywords: events; indoor camping; innovation management in tourism sustainable accommodation model; temporary accommodation;

Summary/Abstract: Indoor camping is an innovative accommodation solution aimed at accommodating event participants close to the event venue, especially in cases when a destination’s accommodation capacity is insufficient. The concept of indoor camping combines the elements of campsites and hostels without catering services. It puts into use already existing buildings and requires their minimal alteration for tourism purposes. The temporary character of the building is what makes this accommodation model one of a kind because guests sleep indoors, on the floor, using their own sleeping bags. This allows a multifunctional use of the real estate and almost no required construction works. Other strength points are definitely the premier location and affordable prices. The goal of this paper is to explore the attitudes of possibly affected stakeholders regarding the introduction of indoor camping. The research methodology includes structured questionnaire and interview with stakeholders and other scientific qualitative and quantitative methods of research. A SWOT analysis summarises the research as well as other observations and obstacles based on the researched development model. The potential of indoor camping might benefit events, local communities, tourists and destinations. It could have the power to revive vacant buildings or provide a new function for already existing buildings without, however, permanently modifying their common purpose. Since very basic special alterations should be needed, sustainable principles of tourism development are respected.

  • Issue Year: 6/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 0-0
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English