Turizam Volume 20, Issue 1-2
ATTITUDES OF CITIZENS OF SPLIT AND THE PROFESSION TOWARDS THE IMPACT OF CRUISE TOURISM ON THE AREA OF SPLIT
Authors: Helena Ćosić, Srećko Favro
Abstract: Cruise tourism is a phenomenon that has rapidly developed in a very short period of time. Every year, larger and larger cruisers with the possibility to accept up to 6,000 passengers are built. Arrival of a large number of passengers and mega-ships can have a dramatic impact on the visited port, the place and the population. There are three impacts of cruise tourism: the impact on society, economic impact and environmental impact. This form of tourism has a positive and negative impact on coastal and island tourist destinations. Economic effects are undoubtedly significant and contribute to the economic development of the region and the country. Revenues generated by this sector vary from country to country, depending on the inclusion of participants of operational and public sectors in various activities of this industry. However, negative effects on the image of the destination, on sojourns of stationary tourists, on the life of the local residents and the environment must not be ignored. In this paper, the attention is paid to the impact of cruise tourism, and attitudes of local people and professionals towards the impact of cruise tourism on the city of Split.
Keywords: cruise tourism, the impact of cruise tourism, attitudes of citizens and the profession in Split
Article info: 12-22
Received: July 2015 | Accepted: December 2015