Thesis topic proposal
Márta Bakucz
Tourism and the Economy


Institute: Szent István University, Gödöllő
regional sciences
Enyedi György Doctoral School of Regional Sciences

Thesis supervisor: Márta Bakucz
Location of studies (in Hungarian): Szent István University
Abbreviation of location of studies: SZIU

Description of the research topic:

An analysis of the direct and indirect impacts of tourism is extremely important and needs, not only to , start at global level but to progress through regional down to local level.
Firstly, the need to clarify the somewhat complex term TOURISM as applied science and the related industry is equally important, involving, as it does, a wide range of products and services which should satisfy the demands of private customers, businesses and the related public sector. The tourism sector with its considerable number of contributing factors, requires a complex approach to its study and analysis. It permeates the whole of the economy due to the wide range of products and services required and to changing demand, and the time-scale of travel further increases the difficulties involved in planning in relation to products and services before, during, and even after journeys.
In connection with tourism, cultural and environmental issues are also of the greatest importance, and, further, the sector is often central target of economic, infrastructural, spatial or regional development measures.Tourism – perhaps more than any other economic activity - is very much dependent on the integrated and sustainable development of the related area. It is not feasible to create effectively co-operating SME networks which provide a convenient selection of accommodation, catering nd travel facilities, togegher with appropriate opportunities for leisuire and cultural activities. Hence the development of all segments needs special attention. The integrated development of tourism must be sustainable from economic, social and environmental points of view, and this complexity of critical requirements proves the importance of the sectorin general, and the actuality of one specific segment, city tourism, in particular: Some suggested topics follow:
1. The impact of city tourism on the local economy.
2. Marketing and management issues of tourism destination development.
3. Tourism destination management models in Europe and Hungary.
4. The improvement of tourism potential in the Hungarian regions.
5. The role of human resources in tourism development.

Required language skills: English
Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2017-05-31

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