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Impact of the Great War on the conditions for the development of the hospitality industry in Gorizia/Görz/Gorica and its surroundings
Impact of the Great War on the conditions for the development of the hospitality industry in Gorizia/Görz/Gorica and its surroundings

Author(s): Metod Šuligoj
Subject(s): Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Between Berlin Congress and WW I, Tourism
Published by: Historický ústav SAV
Keywords: Great War; Hospitality industry; Tourism; Business conditions; Gorizia;

Summary/Abstract: This paper attempts to promote awareness of the Great War and its impact on the tourism and hospitality industry in Gorizia and its surroundings. With review and analysis of archival materials and secondary sources, and finally formulation of the results we fill an identified void in the past research. We find out that Gorizia and its surrounding area was an attractive tourist destination of the Austrian Littoral, with exceptional natural and socio-cultural predisposition, good transport links, tourism infrastructure and superstructure. However, the way of doing business and structure of guests changed during the Great War (Isonzo front), because of constant bombardment, damaged buildings and other infrastructure; economic chaos and similar circumstances had great implications. In addition, we also find out that the recovery immediately after the war and development of the tourism and hospitality industry in the new Italian region was also very difficult and gradual.

  • Issue Year: 64/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 431-449
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English