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INSIGHTS INTO PLATFORM TOURISM SERVICES: FUTURE DEMAND PERSPECTIVES IN SLOVAKIA

Kristína Pompurová, Radka Marčeková

The development and innovations of technology has paved the way for the expanding growth of an innovative form of commerce based on a principle of shared access of assets or resources rather than private ownership (Basukie et al., 2020). Although to date, there has been no agreement on the naming or definition of this socio-economic phenomenon (Martínez-González et al., 2021), it has quickly changed consumers’ preferences and inclinations. People around the world embark on digital interaction and temporarily Exchange their under-utilized possessions, resources, time and skills, facilitated through internet platforms (Leoni & Parker, 2019). According to the European Commission (2018), the size of this new economy relative to the total EU economy was estimated to be 26.5 billion EUR in 2016, offering about 394,000 jobs across the EU.
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TRENDS IN THE CATERING AND ACCOMMODATION BUSINESS IN THE MORAVIAN SILESIAN REGION

Miroslava Kostková, Pavlína Pellešová, Patrik Kajzar

Tourism is an economically important sector in the world. Demand in tourism is strongly influenced by global trends in leisure, IT technology, etc. Trends affecting the demand of tourists and visitors to tourist destinations due to changes in their preferences cause changes in the offer of tourist services. Identifying new trends, examining changes, and incorporating innovation present, therefore, an important task for tourism businesses. The introduction of new trends and innovations in the offer of accommodation and catering companies have significantly affected tourist destinations, as revenues from accommodation and catering services within the balance of payments of tourism in the Czech Republic account for more than half of its. The paper deals with the results of research, which was carried out in two phases in 2017 and 2020, within the institutional project ‘Tourism Trends in the Moravian Silesian Region’.
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A NONLINEAR DYNAMIC MODEL FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISM DEMAND ON THE SPANISH MEDITERRANEAN COASTS

Isabel Albaladejo, Maribel González-Martínez

The Mediterranean is one of the main destinations for international tourism in Spain. According to the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE, 2016), more than half of international tourists staying at hotels chose the Mediterranean coastal provinces as a destination in 2015. Spain has about 3,500 km of Mediterranean coastline (INE, 2016). As shown in Fig. 1, these kilometers are distributed between the peninsular coast (2,058 km) and the archipelago of the Balearic Islands (1,428 Km). Tourism is an important economic sector on the Spanish Mediterranean coasts and it has become one of the most important sources of employment. For example, in Balearic Islands the tourism sector contributed 44.8% to the gross domestic product (GDP) and created 150,346 jobs (32.0% of total), in 2014.
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