Possibilities and limitations in the development of selective forms of tourism in the Croatian archipelago Case Study – Istrian islands

Zvonko Gržetić (HHI); Mirjana Kovačić; Srećko Favro (HHI);

Godina: 2010

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Possibilities and limitations in the development of selective forms of tourism in the Croatian archipelago Case Study – Istrian islands FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ISLAND SUSTAINABILITY - ISLANDS 2010

 Istrian islands are not inhabited, and besides two islands in Pula that have urban orientation, they have no alternative to tourism ; hence, it may be accepted that these islands may be used for daily accommodation of tourists. However, because of their specific features and position of each of the islands, it is necessary to make additional researches, taking into consideration the method of evaluation and presentation of the present situation, especially of current practice of their exploitation. In this paper, the authors point to the importance of the research and analysis for the purpose of development and valorisation of the islands. The directions of the future development have been defined as the main support to planning and decision-making. Analytical approach is of particular importance for the long-term development of Istrian tourism. The approach and methodology applied in the research are based on the analysis of data from primary and secondary sources. The data from primary sources indicate the current situation in the unique and distinct area of special importance. Primary sources data have been collected and processed in the Programme of sustainable development of the islands in the Istrian County. The authors have observed the data through their causal connection in the space, especially among selective forms of tourism and preservation of the environment, and socio-economic processes caused by the development of tourism. The secondary sources of data are various data obtained from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (demographic and economic), marine and topographic charts, and results of multi-criteria site researches of Croatian archipelago. Methodological approach to the processing of various data (geographic, economic, ecological and sociological) through which main characteristics of effects of tourism to the space of the Croatian littoral are observed, is based on multi-criteria analysis. The aim of the research was to identify possibilities and limitations of further development and improvement of selective forms of tourism in the Istrian archipelago. On the basis of the researches and analyses and by applying theoretical knowledge, the authors have defined measures for qualitative development of selective forms of tourism.