Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 1085-1098
Published online 2017-07-03

Quantitative Analysis of Tourism Potential in the Czech Republic

Jiří Vystoupil, Martin Šauer, Ondřej Repík

Department of Regional Economics and Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Žerotínovo nám. 9, 601 77, Brno, Czech Republic

On the one hand, tourism is a significantly spatially differentiated socio‑economic phenomenon, bound to the attractiveness of local conditions. On the other hand, it is a sectional phenomenon which requires a high level of coordination and cooperation of all tourism stakeholders. This is the background for the practical implementation of tourism policy. The state’s conceptual activity and its institutions are irreplaceable in this respect. From this point of view, a prerequisite for quality economic‑political decisions of the existence of materials and methods, which these features respect, is necessary. One of these prerequisites is a quantitative analysis of tourism potential in the Czech Republic, which should be a basis for direct and targeted state’s interventions into the improvement of public infrastructure of tourism in the area. The main purpose of the quantitative analysis of tourism potential is to objectively measure the tourism potential, i.e., to set the criteria for the evaluation of its national, regional, and local importance and consequently, conduct a comparative analysis of the tourism areas and centers of importance according to the key types of tourism. Finally, on the basis of the processed factual, statistical and cartographic information to propose functionally spatial delimitation of tourism potential.


The paper was written with support of the following grant: MUNI/A/1041/2015 “Sekundární zdroje dat pro hodnocení ekonomického významu cestovního ruchu v regionech.


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