TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE CONCEPT OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN POSAVJE REGION IN SLOVENIA Print

Božidar Veljković, Milan Ambrož 

Abstract
This study examines the role of a sustainable natural and social environment and contextually developing tourism based on visiting tourist type in tourism development in Posavje region in Slovenia. Overall results suggest that local residents’ are generally satisfied with the tourism development. Their satisfaction is based on their quality of life the industry and cultural heritage that attract new tourists. Study reveals the fact that future tourism will be based on sustainable development where quality of life of the local residents has a primary role. The findings suggest that strong knowledge base about the tourists’ psychographics changes that could indicate the destination life cycle and help destination managers to design appropriate strategies.
 
Key words: local residents, tourism development, tourist type, sustainability, planning, knowledge base, behaviour pattern 

Božidar Veljković, Ph. D. is a lecturer at Višja komercialna šola Celje, Slovenia
 Milan Ambrož, Ph. D. is a project manager at B&B eduaction and trainig d.o.o., Kranj, Slovenia
 
Cite this article:
Veljković Božidar, Ambrož Milan. Towards the sustainable concept of tourism development in Posavje region in Slovenia. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.3, no.1:36-59, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2010-no1-art02

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2010-no1-art02

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