|In the paper the contemporary situation and specific attributes of the Gorski kotar area will be analyzed:
- Natural resources
- Social and cultural characteristics
- Accommodation capacities
Gorski kotar is area of high quality of natural resources and its protection. Nature is recognized as a most important resource for tourism development. The important attributes of the nature, its' heterogeneous and landscape characteristics will be analyzed in the paper.
Social and cultural characteristics will be analyzed, too. In Gorski kotar live mostly native inhabitants and that is important fact for sustainable tourism development. That fact gives a special cultural identity that this potential tourist destination has to make recognized on the tourist market, and also impose a necessity of high respect of local inhabitants' characteristics.
Infrastructure is the one of the biggest problems in Gorski kotar. Its' insufficient development and quality effects not only tourists, but the local inhabitants, too. Solve of infrastructure problems is therefore necessary with or without of an intensive tourism development.
Quality and structure of the accommodation capacities will be analyzed in the paper.
Because of the above mentioned facts the strategy of tourism development of Gorski kotar must be in context of the sustainable development. It is the only appropriate solution for successful development acceptable by the local inhabitants and the tourists.
Sustainable tourism development on Gorski kotar would have two important effects:
- To improve the local economics
- To keep the local inhabitants (depopulation stop)