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The role of local government in financing of tourism in Poland
The role of local government in financing of tourism in Poland

Author(s): Marcin Hyski, Valeri Krutikov
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Tourism
Published by: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas
Keywords: local government expenditure on tourism; tourist traffic in Poland

Summary/Abstract: The article touches the problems of tourist traffic in Poland. This issue is the subject of interest in the context of the role in its intensification played by expenditure of local government units: gminas (NUTS level-5) and poviats (NUTS level-4). The aim of the study is to evaluate the correlation between the amount of expenditure incurred from public funds of gminas and poviats level and the number of tourists accommodated in given area. This objective also includes the knowledge of the spatial variation of both categories. The study includes the entire Poland’s surface and takes into account the territorial-administrative division onto poviats and voivodships (NUTS level-2). The analysis has been based on data from 2012. The study has made it possible to classify the voivodships in terms of the number of accommodated tourists attributable to 100 km2 and expenditure on tourism. The study has also enabled the presentation of the spatial structure of both analyzed categories. The 3-Means Method was used for the classification of voivodships.

  • Issue Year: 3/2015
  • Issue No: -
  • Page Range: 53-59
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English