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Rural tourism development in Lithuania (2003–2010) — A quantitative analysis

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dc.contributor.author Baležentis, Tomas
dc.contributor.author Kriščiukaitienė, Irena
dc.contributor.author Baležentis, Alvydas
dc.contributor.author Garland, Ron
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-18T04:52:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-18T04:52:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-04
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Baležentis, T., Kriščiukaitienė, I., Baležentis, A. & Garland, R. (2012). Rural tourism development in Lithuania (2003–2010) - A quantitative analysis. Tourism Management Perspectives, 2-3(April-July), 1-6. en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn 2211-9736
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6636
dc.description.abstract The objectives of the Rural Development Programme for Lithuania for the period 2007 to 2013 are to: (a) preserve natural and cultural heritage objects, (b) support complementary activity in the rural areas, and (c) generate rural tourism as an economic sector. The aim of this study is to identify current trends specific to the Lithuanian rural tourism sector and propose potential means of development. This study focuses on an inter-county assessment of rural tourism flows within Lithuania by the means of an index decomposition analysis. Consequently, an analysis was undertaken covering factors including the number of the rural tourism farmsteads, spatial distribution of those farmsteads, and capacity, an amended Defert Index, and duration of stay effects. The analysis suggests that the Lithuanian rural tourism sector was negatively affected by the 2008 recession. Indeed, the impacts exhibited relatively high elasticity of demand for rural tourism. Hence, there is a need for the further development of appropriate marketing and information dissemination strategies aimed at both middle and lower income consumers. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartof Tourism Management Perspectives
dc.title Rural tourism development in Lithuania (2003–2010) — A quantitative analysis en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.tmp.2012.01.001 en_NZ


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