Tourism and air transportation interconnection – small tourist places perspective

Trajkov, Aleksandar and Andreeski, Cvetko and Karadjova, Vera (2021) Tourism and air transportation interconnection – small tourist places perspective. Employment, Education and Entrepreneurship. pp. 88-93. ISSN 978-86-6069-187-5

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Tourism as one of the lead world industries has a positive impact on world and national economic growth. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, tourism services contribute over 10% to world GDP and generate 1/10 of global employment. Stimulating tourist travels and tourism growth is highly connected to the development of transportation industry. Tourism expansion on the other side has a great positive impact on the transportation, particularly on air transportation. Link between these industries is vital and organic.
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UN WTO) data indicate that traveling by air dominates international tourism. Air transportation has a main role in inter-regional movements of tourists, which normally entails travel over long-distance. Growth rates of international air transport make fast with growth rates of international tourism. Experts highlight that attractive package tours and competitive airfare attract more and more tourists day by day, therefore the industry is expanding rapidly.
This paper aims to measure the interconnection between air transportation and tourist overnights in small tourist places, with an overview of Ohrid as most important tourist destination in Macedonia. For that purpose, the degree of correlation of these two variables was calculated to indicate the contribution of air travelers on tourist overnights.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Aleksandar Trajkov
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2022 15:00
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2022 15:00

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