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Tourism in the new Europe: the challenges and opportunities of EU enlargement.

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This book addresses European tourism within the framework of an enlarged European Union of 25 members. It looks at the substantial reorientation of the organizational framework of European tourism and its profound implications for future structural and geographical patterns of development. Providing a series of thematic evaluations of relationships between tourism and EU enlargement, this book inc...

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Chapter 13 (Page no: 170)

Latvia tourism: decisive factors and tourism development.

This chapter examines tourism product development in Latvia and the factors influencing tourism development in the country. These factors include: global tourism tendencies favourable to tourism development in Latvia; political and geographical position; natural and cultural heritage tourism resources; Latvia as a new tourism destination in the EU; institutional capacity strengthening in tourism management and administration; general improvement in the economic situation; changes in air transport market in Latvia; increase in the number of Latvians travelling abroad; development of domestic tourism; persisting negative balance of Latvian tourism payments; increase in tourism accommodation occupancy rate; and growth of tourism marketing activities. It is concluded that tourism development in Latvia is taking place slowly but surely, exhibiting both positive and not so positive tendencies. Measures necessary to take advantage of Latvia's tourism opportunities, are suggested.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 20) Tourism and the European Union. Author(s): Anastasiadou, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 32) Enlargement implications for European tourism. Author(s): Smith, M. Hall, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 44) Tourism and the new Europe: views from beyond Europe. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 52) Tourism education in the new Europe. Author(s): Richards, G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 65) Tourism and EU enlargement: a Central European perspective. Author(s): Jordan, P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 81) Slovenia: new challenges in enhancing the value of the tourism destination brand. Author(s): Konečnik, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 92) Slovakia: EU accession and cross-border travel. Author(s): Baláž, V.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 104) Tourism in the Czech Republic. Author(s): Királ'ová, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 116) Product development and diversification in Hungary. Author(s): Puczkó, L. Rátz, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 127) Tourism in Poland: changes in policy, management and education. Author(s): Marciszewska, B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 139) The Baltics' accession: Finnish perspectives. Author(s): Komppula, R. Peltonen, A. Ylkänen, T. Kokkila, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 154) Estonia - switching unions: impacts of EU membership on tourism development. Author(s): Jarvis, J. Kallas, P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 183) Lithuania: sustainable rural tourism development in the Baltic Coastal Region. Author(s): Armaitienė, A. Povilanskas, R. Jones, E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 199) The Mediterranean enlargement: an overview. Author(s): Alipour, H. Hall, D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 213) Malta: re-imaging the Mediterranean destination. Author(s): Theuma, N.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 224) Cyprus: building bridges in the borderlands of the new Europe. Author(s): Scott, J. Topcan, L.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 241) Tourism in Bulgaria. Author(s): Bachvarov, M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 256) Romania: national identity, tourism promotion and European integration. Author(s): Light, D.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 270) Turkey: EU membership implications for sustainable tourism development. Author(s): Tosun, C. Fletcher, J. Fyall, A.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 288) Croatia in the new Europe: culture versus conformity. Author(s): Ateljevic, I. Čorak, S.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 305) Summary and conclusions. Author(s): Smith, M. Hall, D.