The Impact of Tourism Research Paper by Hans

A literature review on the impact of tourism, with reference to the city of Krakow as a case study example.
# 149859 | 3,507 words | 31 sources | APA | 2011 | GB
Published on Jan 04, 2012 in European Studies (General) , Tourism (General)

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The paper explores recent developments in the tourist sector in the Polish city of Krakow. The paper covers a wide range of issues including key definitions of tourism, the social impact of tourism, the environmental impact of tourism, the role of the EU and an application of the Doxey Irridex model to analyse how a host population reacts towards the prospect of tourism.

Impacts of Tourism
Host Perceptions of Tourism
Summary of Findings

From the Paper:

"From the tourist perspective one may consider that one of the most important elements which will contribute to increasing levels of tourism is Poland's ascension to the EU. Poland joined the EU in 2004 (BBC News 2003), joining the EU has allowed a grater degree of the freedom of movement of people, as such EU citizens can move freely across Poland's land boarders with other EU member states thus facilitating a greater ability for the tourist industry to take hold. Whilst Poland has not yet joined the Euro, the country still aims to join the single currency before the end of 2012 (Day 2009). This will again be another positive step from the perspective of the tourist industry for a number of reasons. In the first case those who are inbound tourists form other parts of the Euro Zone will no longer incur transactional costs in the form of currency conversion (Begg et al 2008) when travelling between there home destination and destinations such as Krakow in Poland.
"In the second instance, the adoption of the Euro will see that consumers have a greater level of transparency in there purchasing options. As such, Poland benefiting from relatively low prices may ultimately seems like a cheaper destination than other places in the Euro Zone, thus attracting even greater numbers of tourists to the city."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anathaswamy, A. 2004. Massive growth in ecotourism worries biologists. Available online at: [Accessed on 20/08/10].
  • BBC News. 2003. Poland says big yes to EU. Available online at: [Accessed online 20/08/10].
  • Begg, D, Fischer, S, Dornbusch, R. 2008. Economics. 9th ed. London: McGraw-Hill.
  • Burns, P, M, Holden, A. 1995. Tourism: A new perspective. Harlow, England: FT Prentice Hall.
  • Children Webmag. 2010. Social tourism. Available online at: [Accessed online 20/08/10].

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