Saša Zupan Korže


Tourism consists of activities related to travel, hospitality and entertainment that are partly determined by state regulations. The purpose of this paper is to a) explore the existing legal framework for tourism; b) to present a critical view of private tourism sector on the state's regulation. The research was carried out in 2017. Data were obtained a) from relevant secondary sources (laws, bylaws, EU directives, websites, articles, books) and b) from in-depth semi-structured interviews. We utilize an approach of a mixed-method research design. First, we conducted a review on existing regulations for running tourism business in Slovenia. We supported our findings with empirical data, obtained by interviewing eight representatives of private tourism entities and two state representatives, responsible for tourism. In the results, we presented the legislation framework for running tourism business and highlight some challenges on practical application of legal framework in tourism sector. This research adds a new dimension to tourism research. It contributes to better knowledge and understanding of the influence of Slovenian legislation on running tourism business.

Keywords: tourism, regulation, legal framework.

Saša Zupan Korže, Ph.D. is a lecturer (of law, tourism, economics, entrepreneurship), researcher and consultant

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Saša Zupan Korže. LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR TOURISM: NECCESSITY OR POISON PILL. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.10, no.1:42-61, DOI:

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