Object

Title: Profile of tourists visiting cultural heritage cities: Comparative study of selected cities in Central Europe

Subtitle:

Geographia Polonica Vol. 92 No. 4 (2019)

Publisher:

IGiPZ PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to explore the profile of tourists visiting Budapest, Prague and Warsaw. These cities were selected for their rich cultural heritage and change in volume of tourism in recent years. Survey data (N = 550) and statistical data on tourist volume were used to show similarities and differences in tourist characteristics in terms of socio-demographics and purpose of travel. The study concluded that most tourists visiting these cities are from Western Europe. The main purpose of travel is associated with cultural tourism offerings and entertainment. The study results help understand impact of city tourism development strategies on the tourist profile.

References:

Aguayo E., 2005. Tourism in Central Europe: A comparison of the regions of Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia with other European countries in year 2000. Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, vol. 5-2, pp. 19-35.
Amir Z., Osman M.M., Bachok S., Ibrachim M., 2014. Understanding tourists' profile and preference of tourists' destination choice: a case study in Melaka world heritage city. Planning Malaysia: Urban Planning and Local Governance, vol. 3, pp. 81-94. https://doi.org/10.21837/pmjournal.v12.i3.133
Ashworth G., Page S.J., 2011. Urban tourism research: Recent progress and current paradoxes. Tourism Management, vol. 32, no. 1, pp.1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2010.02.002
Banaszkiewicz M., Grabun N., Owsianowska S., 2017. Tourism in (post)socialist Eastern Europe. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 109-121. https://doi.org/10.1080/14766825.2016.1260089
Bellini N., Pasquinelli C. (eds.), 2016. Tourism in the city: Towards an integrative agenda on urban tourism. New York: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26877-4
City of Prague, 2009. Programme for the implementation of the Prague strategic plan for the 2009-2015 Period. Retrieved from http://www.iprpraha.cz/uploads/assets/Realizace_komplet_angl.pdf [25 July 2018].
Colomb C., Novy J. (eds.), 2017. Protest and resistance in the tourist city. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315719306
Correia A., Kozak M., Ferradeira J., 2013. From tourist motivations to tourist satisfaction. International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, vol. 7, no 4, pp. 411-424. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCTHR-05-2012-0022
CZSO, 2018. Statistical Yearbook of the Czech Republic. Prague: Czech Statistical Office.
CZSO, 2018. Statistical Yearbook of Prague. Prague: Czech Statistical Office.
Čuka P., Dorocki S., Rachwał T., 2015. Development of tourism infrastructure in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe [in:] Innovation Vision 2020: From Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth, May 7-8, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands, vol. 25, pp. 402-417.
Deichmann J.I., 2002. International tourism and the sensitivities of central Prague's residents. The Journal of Tourism Studies, vol. 13, no 2, pp. 41-52.
Dumbrovská V., Fialová D., 2014. Tourist intensity in capital cities in Central Europe: Comparative analysis of tourism in Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Czech Journal of Tourism, vol. 3, no 1, pp. 5-26. https://doi.org/10.2478/cjot-2014-0001
Dumbrovská V., Fialová D., 2018. The city of one hundred souvenir shops: authenticity of souvenirs in Prague. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/14766825.2019.1606228
Dunne G., Flanga S., Buckley J., 2010. Towards an understanding of international city break travel. International Journal of Tourism Research, vol.12, no. 5, pp. 409-417. https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.760
Edwards D., Griffin T., Hayllar B., 2008. Urban tourism research: Developing an agenda. Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 1032-1052. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2008.09.002
European Cities Marketing, 2017. European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report 2017 confirms the resilience of European cities. Retrieved from https://www.europeancitiesmarketing.com/europeancities-marketing-benchmarking-report-2017-confirms-the-resilience-of-european-cities/ [25 June 2018].
EUROSTAT, 2017. http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php?title=File:Tourist_accommodation_establishments,_2016.png [25 June 2018].
Hall C.M., Page S.J., 2006. The geography of tourism and recreation: Environment, place and space. 3rd edition, London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203420249
Harrison D., Sharpley R., 2017. Mass tourism in a small world. Oxfordshire, Wallingford, UK: CABI. https://doi.org/10.1079/9781780648545.0000
HCSO, 2018. Statistical Yearbook of Hungary. Budapest: Hungarian Central Statistical Office.
Hungarian Tourism Agency, 2017. National Tourism Development Strategy 2030: Executive Summary. Retrieved from https://mtu.gov.hu/documents/prod/mtu_strategia_2030-english.pdf
Ibrahimova G.H., 2012. Tourism development challenges in Central and Eastern Europe. Saarbrü cken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
Iwanicki G., Dłużewska A., Kay M.S., 2016. Assessing the level of popularity of European stag tourism destinations. Quaestiones Geographicae, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 15-29. https://doi.org/10.1515/quageo-2016-0023
Kowalczyk A., 2003. Geografia turyzmu. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe.
Kovacs Z., Wiessner R., Zischner R., 2015. Beyond gentrification: Diversified neighbourhood upgrading in the inner city of Budapest. Geografie, vol. 120, no. 2, pp. 250-273.
Marak J., Wyszkowski J., 2012. The position of countries of Central and Eastern Europe on the international tourism market [in:] K. Widawski, J. Wyszkowski (eds.), Geography of tourism of Central and Eastern Europe, Wrocław: University of Wrocław, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42205-3_1
Michalko G., 2001. Social and geographical aspects of tourism in Budapest. European Spatial Research and Policy, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 105-118.
Milano C., 2017. Overtourism and tourismphobia: Global trends and local contexts. Barcelona: Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claudio_Milano3/publication/323174488_Overtourism_and_Tourismphobia_Global_trends_and_local_contexts/links/5a842fd7a6fdcc6f3eb52e40/Overtourism-and-Tourismphobia-Global-trends-and-local-contexts.pdf [20 August 2019].
Maitland R., 2012. Global change and tourism in national capitals. Current Issues in Tourism, vol.15, no. 1-2, pp.1006-1024. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2011.634890
Nyaupane G.P., Andereck K.L., 2014. Visitors to cultural heritage attractions: An activity-based integrated typology. Tourism Culture & Communication, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 17-26. https://doi.org/10.3727/109830414X14038917832824
Pearce D.G., 2001. An integrative framework for urban tourism research. Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 155-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0160-7383(00)00082-7
Pinke-Sziva I., Smith M., Olt G., Berezvai Z., 2019. Overtourism and the night-time economy: A case study of Budapest. International Journal of Tourism Cities, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-04-2018-0028
Pixová M., Sládek J., 2017. Touristification and awakening civil society in post-socialist Prague [in:] C. Colomb, J. Novy (eds.), Protest and resistance in the tourist city, London: Routledge, pp. 73-89.
Poria Y., Reichel A., Cohen R., 2013. Tourists perceptions of World Heritage Site and its designation. Tourism Management, vol. 35, pp. 272-274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2012.02.011
Prague City Tourism, 2018. Annual Report Prague City Tourism. Retrieved from https://www.praguecitytourism.cz/file/edee/en/annual-reports/19006_vyrocni-zprava-2018_en_a4_verze2_web.pdf [20 June 2019].
Praha.eu, 2010. Hodnocení Programového prohlášení Rady hl. m. Prahy pro volební období 2006 - 2010 - kapitola II. Moderní veřejná správa. Magistrát hl. m. Prahy. Retrieved from: http://www.praha.eu/jnp/cz/o_meste/magistrat/tiskovy_servis/tiskove_zpravy/hodnoceni_programoveho_prohlaseni_rady_2.html [25 July 2018].
Reisinger Y., 2012. International tourism: Cultures and behavior. London - New York: Routledge.
Richards G., 2018. Cultural tourism: A review of recent research and trends. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, vol. 36, pp. 12-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2018.03.005
Simpson F., 1999. Tourist impact in the historic centre of Prague: Resident and visitor perceptions of the historic built environment. Geographical Journal, vol. 165, no. 2, pp. 173-183. https://doi.org/10.2307/3060415
SOW, 2018. Statistical Yearbook of Warsaw. Warsaw: Statistical Office in Warsaw.
SP, 2018. Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Poland 2018. Warsaw: Statistics Poland.
Thurnell-Read T., 2012. Tourism, place and space: British stag tourism in Poland. Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 801-819. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2011.09.009
Tracz M., Bajgier-Kowalska M., Wójtowicz B., 2019. Przemiany w sferze usług turystycznych Krakowa i ich wpływ na percepcję turystyki przez mieszkańców. Prace Komisji Geografii Przemysłu Polskiego Towarzystwa Geograficznego, vol. 33, no 1, pp. 164-177.
Trew J., Cockerell N., 2002. The European market for UK city breaks. Insights, vol. 14, no 58, pp. 85-111.
UMSW, 2005. Strategia rozwoju miasta stołecznego Warszawy do 2020 roku. Warszawa: Urząd m.st. Warszawy, retrieved from http://strategia.um.warszawa.pl/sites/default/files/strategia_rozwoju.pdf [2 August 2018].
UNWTO, 2016. City Tourism Network: Action Plan 2016/2017. World Tourism Organization, retrieved from http://cf.cdn.unwto.org/sites/all/files/pdf/unwto_action_plan_2017.pdf [20 July 2018].
UNWTO, 2017. Tourism Highlights: 2017 Edition. Madrid: World Tourism Organization, retrieved from https://www.e-unwto.org/doi/pdf/10.18111/9789284419029 [20 July 2018].
UNWTO, 2018. Tourism Highlights: 2018 Edition. Madrid: World Tourism Organization, retrieved from https://www.e-unwto.org/doi/pdf/10.18111/9789284419876 [20 June 2019].
UNWTO, 2018. Tourism and Culture Synergies. Madrid: World Tourism Organization, retrieved from https://doi.org/10.18111/9789284418978
Widawski K., Wyszkowski J. (eds.), 2012. Geography of tourism of Central and Eastern Europe. Wrocław: University of Wrocław.
Vagner J., 2007. Tourism development in the Visegrad Four countries in the period of the EU access. Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geographica, no 1-2, pp. 75-89.
von Rohrscheidt A.M., 2016. Turystyka kulturowa. Fenomen, potencjał, perspektywy. Poznań: Wydawnictwo KulTour.pl.
Zduniak A., 2017. Eventy jako ponowoczesna forma uczestnictwa w życiu społecznym. Roczniki Nauk Społecznych, vol. 38, no 1, pp. 207-234.

Relation:

Geographia Polonica ; Geographia Polonica

Volume:

92

Issue:

4

Start page:

455

End page:

468

Format:

File size 0,2 MB

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:87778 ; 0016-7282 (print) ; 2300-7362 (online) ; 10.7163/GPol.0159

Source:

CBGiOS. IGiPZ PAN, call nos.: Cz.2085, Cz.2173, Cz.2406 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.

Objects

Similar

This page uses 'cookies'. More information