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Policy instruments and barriers to rural tourism development – a case study of cluster in the Liptov touristic region in Slovakia

Melichová, Katarina and Majstríková, L'ubica and Valach, Maroš and Strnál, Michal (2018) Policy instruments and barriers to rural tourism development – a case study of cluster in the Liptov touristic region in Slovakia. Ecocycles, 4 (2). pp. 85-96. ISSN 2416-2140

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Abstract

Tourism industry, in general, and rural tourism specifically is often promoted as a go-to solution to the various problems that rural regions and communities are currently facing. In Slovakia, several policies have been formulated and implemented in order to harness this potential in reality. The main aim of this contribution is to (via an in-depth case study of a tourism cluster in Liptov region in Slovakia) find out the current state of the policy instruments being implemented to promote the development of rural tourism as well as barriers that hinder the effectiveness of said instruments. By means of questionnaire survey and interviews with relevant stakeholders (accommodation providers, representatives of local self-government and support organizations at the local and regional level) we identified both financial and institutional hurdles, but also a difference in opinions of different actors concerned.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > G Geography (General) / Földrajz általában > G154.9-155.8 Tourism / turizmus
Depositing User: Dr. T Komives
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 09:24
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2019 07:20
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/91970

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