Ekonomiczne Problemy Turystyki (Jan 2015)

The Tourism Potential of the Counties Located in the Kuyavia-Pomerania and Pomerania Provinces in Respect of Waterways Revitalisation

  • Anna Dłużewska,
  • Alicja Gonia,
  • Hanna Michniewicz-Ankiersztajn

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 32


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The aim of the paper is to depict the tourism potential of the communes located in the vicinity of the River Vistula (in the Kuyavia-Pomerania and Pomerania Provinces), to perceive that potential as a major factor in socio-economic activation of the region, and finally to study the impact of the Vistula revitalization on the development of tourism especially in relation to the improvement of tourist-centred applications. It can be assumed that the depicted region possesses the necessary potential, both natural and cultural, to develop various types and forms of tourism. Still, this development is conditioned by the current state of tourist-centred preparations and local economy, especially in relation to expenditure on tourism. In addition, one can suppose that the development of tourism will be supported by fulfilling the tasks aimed at the revitalisation of the lower course of the River Vistula, mainly focusing on the E70 waterway fragment. The analysis of the socioeconomic situation together with the tourism potential in the studied region has been enabled by the statistical data provided by the Local Data Bank of the Central Statistical Office (Bank Danych Lokalnych GUS), and by finding documents and analysis relating to the revitalisation of inland waterways in Poland. The collected data refers to 2013.