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Review of the Elaphites Islands' Tourist Development

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Author(s): Stanka Veraja

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: Elaphite Islands | tourism development | accommodation capacities | tourist tournover

ABSTRACT
The topic of this study is Tourism Development on the Elaphite Islands from the end of the World War I to the present. The Elaphites is a group of islands in the NW of Dubrovnik and so they represent an integral part of Dubrovnik tourist offer. The tourist offer of the Elaphite Islands is based on the beautiful nature, the cultural heritage and the specifics of the environment which are emphasized in this study. The sequence of tables shows the flow of tourism tournover in detail: internacional and domestic tourist arrivals and overnights in figures for particular seasons. This study specially higlights the tourism as an activity on the Elaphite Islands that has been developing successfully and continuously for the past 80 years but in the same time is followed by growing depopulation. The future will clarify whether a new stage of higher quality tourism development could materialize without demographic and economic revival of theses islands.

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