Tourism 4.0 Tools Facilitate Comparison of Sustainable Tourism Data between Vylkove and Sfântu Gheorghe in the Danube Delta

date: 28.12.2021

NGO Agricola will submit their article to the Economic Innovations

The general objective of the research reported in the article was to compare the current situation of two similar settlements in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve: Vylkove in Ukraine and Sfântu Gheorghe in Romania. In collaboration with the municipal councils, local businesses and civic organisations, we applied the Tourism Impact Model (TIM) developed by the Slovene company Arctur to data collected using the same methodology between August 2020 and May 2021.

The results from the first application of the Tourism Impact Model in Vylkove and Sfântu Gheorghe show that both destinations have considerable potential for improving their performance and the sustainability of their tourism offers. At present, the lead is mostly taken by private initiative and investment, with little involvement of the local authorities.

Authors: Paul Goriup (NGO Agricola), Andrei Schvab (“Ovidius” University of Constanța), Tomi Ilijaš, Urška Starc Peceny, Hrvoje Ratkajec (Arctur)

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