Last modified: 2018-04-10
Selected Czech and Slovak Destinations and their Life Cycle
The concept of tourist resorts´ lifecycle is derived from the theory of product life cycle. In the tourism theory we understand a destination as a point of crystallization which integrates nature, culture and services to meet the visitors´ demand and is a tourism product. The research subject of this paper is the classification of destinations depending on the development cycle. For evaluating of the impact of tourism on regional development is the measuring the tourism life cycle an important element in assessing the need for investment. This paper deals with the implementation of tourism area life cycle in selected destinations in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic (Spindleruv Mlyn and Donovaly). We examine supply, demand, residents and selected economic indicators which help us to identify phases of the life cycle of both destinations.
tourism; destination; tourism area life cycle; residents; economic indicators
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