Socio-cultural effects and consequences of construction of nautical tourism ports– Case study - CROATIA

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

Godina: 2009


IV Biennial International Congress „Hotel Plan 2009“. Hospitality and Touriam – Holistic Approach,Beograd IV Biennial International Congress „Hotel Plan 2009“. Hospitality and Touriam – Holistic

This paper gives systematic and laid out review of all economic effects of nautical tourism, with special emphasis on the effects of the improvement of socio-cultural living conditions of local inhabitants on the coast and islands. This is particularly important segment of the sustainable development of nautical tourism, and that is creating the economic and social necessary conditions for the life of local inhabitants employed in service industry in nautical tourism. The development of nautical tourism can also be seen as the process of social change not only of living conditions in nautical destinations, but also as stimulating process that can affect the change of social and economic structure of activities on the coast and islands. The effects of nautical tourism on particular complementary economic activities that together form nautical economy are especially important. When we are talking about the effects of nautical tourism on tourism in the whole, this implies all those activities or economic areas and their parts that are directly or indirectly connected with tourism. Authors analyze negative effects of nautical tourism, and give suggestions how they can be prevented or reduced. In that process harmonious relation toward environment is emphasized in a way that will maintain and improve service quality in order to satisfy yachtsmen’s needs together with preservation of the value of the coast. Such relation of ports of nautical tourism and yachtsmen toward environment is a contribution to socio-economic prosperity of nautical destination and region where the activity takes place.