Innovative Solutions for Improved Access to Services at Local Level: Creating a Network for Inclusive Development of the South-West Planning Region of the Republic of N. Macedonia, Mapping of potentials for development of different types of rural tourism and preparing Register of Potentials for Rural Tourism (RPRTs)

Risteski, Michael and Jankuloski, Borce and Cavdaroska, Natasha and Geshoski, Viktor (2016) Innovative Solutions for Improved Access to Services at Local Level: Creating a Network for Inclusive Development of the South-West Planning Region of the Republic of N. Macedonia, Mapping of potentials for development of different types of rural tourism and preparing Register of Potentials for Rural Tourism (RPRTs). Center for Development of the South-west Planning Region.

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Abstract

In order to create improved access to services at local level, it is necessary to develop innovative solutions in the sectors that are related to tourism. Tourism can be an important accelerator of tourism development because it is a multidimensional and dynamic process that encourages numerous activities in a particular area. It assumes the role of a factor for social and economic development. It makes it possible to evaluate the different values in a certain area and furthermore, it is also a significant factor for the protection and improvement of the environment as well as the promotion of existing potentials. In order this to be made possible, different actions should be undertaken concerning the empowering local leaders and concerned groups with the aim to identify, evaluate and develop policies which will facilitate the creation and implementation of tourism processes in the South-West Planning Region (SWPR). The research processes included multiple approaches which allowed making proposals by the research team, while the stakeholders identified the tourism potential of rural areas. This will allow the inclusion of resources in the rural-tourist offer, as well as creating specific products of rural tourism. The benefits regard the intensifying of the development in the South-West Planning Region, as well as the creation and enhancement of intra-regional and inter-regional communication and cooperation between municipalities, and thus creating balanced social and economic development. The defined values can become a part of the rural-tourist offer, and thus successful penetration on local, national and especially international tourist markets. The spatial evaluation of local communities and the definition of tourism potentials provide guidelines for optimal use of space for conducting activities related to rural tourism. Within the research an elaborative methodology was implemented within the research process which comprised quantitative and qualitative research aspects. The interpretation of the preliminary results and the exchange of experiences were the subject of revision on organized consultative meetings in the different municipalities. This created synergistic relations between the research team, the observers and the stakeholders who were discussing the gained results. By using this approach a Registry of potential for rural tourism in the specified spatial units was created.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Michael Risteski
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2021 12:58
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 12:58
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/6331

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