Ekonomiczne Problemy Turystyki (2018-10-01)

Narrow-gauge railway as a tourist attraction illustrated by the example of Zachodniopomorskie voivodeship

  • Grażyna Rosa

DOI
https://doi.org/10.18276/ept.2018.3.43-10
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 43

Abstract

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The article discusses the essence of a tourist attraction as an element of a tourist product. It was assumed that narrow-gauge railways are often considered a tourist attraction, which is understood as an interesting way of spending free time and learning about monuments and nature, means of transport, as well as an element of the tradition and history of the railway industry. The aim of this article is to indicate the importance of narrow-gauge railway transport as a tourist attraction as illustrated by the case of Zachodniopomorskie voivodeship. In order to achieve this, desk research method has been applied in respect to available literature and the results of secondary research conducted at the request of the Railway Transport Office and the Central Statistical Office. The analysis covers transport performed by narrow-gauge railways in Poland within the period 2014-2016. The article is of research nature.

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