Ekonomiczne Problemy Turystyki (Jan 2015)

Dopasowanie produktów turystycznych do potencjalnych oczekiwań turystów na przykładzie Puerto de la Cruz na Teneryfie

  • Eleonora Gonda-Soroczyńska

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 29


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The focus of the study is directed towards the tourist product – which, among others, includes the urbanist element that is the so-called urbanist floor – in the tourist town of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife. The unique spatial development of this Canarian resort is important, especially in the context of the maximum utilisation of the soil for the purposes related to the tourist function, as it is an extraordinary area, where the tourist function is dominant. The studied area has immense tourist potential (i.e. the climate, the weather, the tourist infrastructure, the landscape). Undeveloped terrain and areas surrounded by developed terrain and functioning as tourist movement locations are arranged in a specific, perfectly harmonious manner. These include so-called open public spaces, where the different types of urbanist floors have been implemented with the use of a diverse source of materials and in a very sensible, apt way, showing great taste in the domain of architecture, urbanism and planning. The study serves as an answer to the question: “Can an urbanist floor influence the quality of functioning of a tourist town and is it a significant tourist product?”.