Heritage in the Tourist Attraction of the Varaždin County

Bajsić, Tena (2014) Heritage in the Tourist Attraction of the Varaždin County. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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In the last 20 years tourism demand is becoming more complex, tourists cease their interest in concept od „Sun and sea“, turning to selective forms of tourism, attracted by natural and cultural heritage of the destination they visit. Such demand has resulted with development of new forms of tourism, heritage tourism. Heritage is the totality of the past, preserved and cherished natural and cultural resources that need to be preserved for future generations. It is a reflection of place identity and more destinations seek to include it in their offer or their attraction based on heritage. This paper deals with the heritage in the tourist offer of the Varazdin County, the area rich with natural and social attractiveness which was the basis for the development od tourism. Research has besides reading the literature included field surveys of the local population in order to find out the attitudes of tourism potential of heritage sites and events, and all the necessary maps and views of heritage are made in ArcGIS 9.3. Based on the results, has been created hierarchy of sites of natural and cultural heritage considering their importance in tourist attraction. Besides heritage, an important role in the tourist attraction have events whose importance is shown through a case study. Results and conclusions of the research are presented in SWOT analysis of development of heritage tourism of the Varaždin Country.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: attraction base, events, heritage, tourist attraction, Varaždin Country
Supervisor: Opačić, Vuk Tvrtko
Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 103
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: Inja Cahun
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 09:03
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 11:37
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2541

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