THE EFFICACY OF ALTERNATIVE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT TO OVERCOME CURRENT CRISIS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE VIEWS OF THE STAKEHOLDERS OF THE PREFECTURE OF KORINTHIA

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Athina N. Papageorgiou
Pericles N. Lytras

Keywords

Prefecture of Korinthia, local tourism stakeholders, alternative tourism

Abstract

Our aim was to record the views of the stakeholders of the prefecture of Korinthia on the alternative forms of tourism suitable to develop in this destination and capable to meet current crisis. We found that they all think that new alternative forms of tourism are definitely needed but they disagree on the specific form(s) that should be developed in the area. Considerable differentiation and ambiguity was also observed on various other issues, including infrastructure development, while no co-ordination exists. We conclude that a new vector (a participation of the various parties involved) is needed to accurately record the current situation, coordinate specific actions needed (meetings, congresses, participation in expeditions, education, etc.) and help developing a comprehensive master plan for local and regional tourism development.

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