Indicators of sustainable tourism: the case of inland Istria

Vojnović, Nikola (2012) Indicators of sustainable tourism: the case of inland Istria. Doctoral thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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The work includes monitoring of sustainable tourism in the area of 24 municipalities and cities in inland Istria. A sharp increase of tourist traffic within the past ten years could have negative repercussions upon natural,anthropogenic and physiognomic characteristics of landscape in this region. Monitoring included 14 abiotic/ecologic,economic/tourism and sociocultural quantitative indicators to measure the influence of tourism upon natural base, population and economy. Apart from these indicators, monitoring also relied upon surveys conducted among local population and tourism entrepreneurs, as well as interviewing professionals from tourist boards, local self-government and specialized institutions. Abiotic ecologic indicators – percentage of protected nature, water consumption in tourism, wastewater management and community waste disposal showed low impact of tourism upon natural base as a landscape characteristic. According to results based on chosen economic/tourism indicators, inland Istria is in the initial stage of a tourist destination life cycle and tourism was not recognized as a factor endangering other areas of local economy. According to sociocultural indicators, cultural heritage is an important factor of sustainable tourist valorisation and accordance of local population and tourism has been established. Monitoring results ultimately confirmed that the area of inland Istria develops according to principles of sustainable tourism.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral thesis)
Keywords: Inland Istria, Municipalities and towns, Sustainable Tourism, Indicators
Supervisor: Knežević, Rade
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 256
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: dipl. bib. Ljljana Bajs
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 11:31
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 10:33

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