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Тенденции в развитието на образователния туризъм
Trends in the Development of Educational Tourism

Author(s): Velina Kazandzhieva
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Съюз на учените - Варна
Keywords: educational tourism; Grand tour; directions; Bulgaria

Summary/Abstract: Educational tourism (edu-tourism) is gaining popularity as e new trend in the global tourism industry. He is under-researched in the literature. There is a lack of consensus regarding the nature and scope of educational tourism as a theoretical concept and market segment. Through the review and synthesis of current definitions of educational tourism, a new definition is offered. The publication presents an alternative process-driven and outcomes-based model of educational tourism. The concept of this type of tourism is broad in scope and it has been constantly changing. This article is focused on: the essence of edu-tourism; his characteristics and major types; trends and prospects in its development. Through a critical literature review of research over the last three decades, the article aims to present an actual conceptual framework of educational tourism. The potential for future directions of the sector in Bulgaria is highlighted.

  • Issue Year: 7/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 47-55
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian