Czech Journal of Tourism

01-02 / 2023 / Volume 12

ISSN 1805-9767 (Online)

ISBN 978-80-280-0463-7

Published: December 2023

Copyright © Masaryk University, 2023

Environmental Education of Tourists for Sustainable Tourism Development

Eva Šimková, Barbora Kořínková, Kristýna Obršálová

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Articles - Research paper / 1-19

Abstract

In line with the concept of sustainable development, the paper deals with the issue of environmental education and training to increase the awareness of tourism... more

In line with the concept of sustainable development, the paper deals with the issue of environmental education and training to increase the awareness of tourism participants of their own responsibility for the practical implementation of sustainable tourism. The aim is to map the behavior of tourism participants and to propose some sustainable behavior principles in the form of a miniguide. The motto of the miniguide is not to simply see travel as just fun, or passive source of information, but as an incentive to learn about nature, culture and customs of local people, to promote and deepen language and other skills, including active protection of the environment. The miniguide might also be an incentive to sustainable tourism development. An important aspect of putting the principles of sustainability into practice is to publish and disseminate these principles so that they become freely available to the general public. That may be through information materials, educational signs, social networks, etc. Spreading awareness of the need to protect nature and the countryside will help to make people aware of their own responsibility for our common future.

Keywords

Environmental education, environmental protection, sustainable development, sustainable tourism

Citation

Šimková, E., Kořínková, B., Obršálová, K. (2023). Environmental Education of Tourists for Sustainable Tourism Development. Czech Journal of Tourism, 12(1-2), 1-19. ISBN 978-80-280-0463-7. DOI: 10.2478/cjot-2023-0001.

Identification of the Level of Development and the Current State of the Tourism in Slovak Regions

Jozef Gáll

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Articles - Research paper / 20-34

Abstract

Every region has its unique natural, cultural, and historical wealth, as well as infrastructure, a range of attractions, and business opportunities that can... more

Every region has its unique natural, cultural, and historical wealth, as well as infrastructure, a range of attractions, and business opportunities that can attract a large number of visitors. Developing the potential of tourism in regions is important for stimulating economic growth, job creation, and improving the quality of life for local residents. Its development in regions involves mapping and analyzing available resources, opportunities, and competitive environments. The purpose of this article is to quantify the level of regional tourism development, assess its potential in Slovak regions, and identify their current disparities. For the purposes of this study, we will evaluate the potential of Slovak tourism regions using commonly used indexes - indicators of tourism intensity. The results of the analyses have demonstrated significant disparities among the individual tourism regions. We see that the development in different tourism regions varies greatly, and in some cases, there are pronounced disparities in terms of their development, visitor interest intensity in each region, and the economic benefits of tourism in the regions. These findings have served as the basis for proposing solutions that address the development issues in regions through the impacts of tourism.

Keywords

Tourism in Slovakia, tourism potential, measuring the intensity of tourism

Citation

Gáll, J. (2023). Identification of the Level of Development and the Current State of the Tourism in Slovak Regions. Czech Journal of Tourism, 12(1-2), 20-34. ISBN 978-80-280-0463-7. DOI: 10.2478/cjot-2023-0002.

A Current View of the Causes of the Increase in Turnover in the Field of Tourism

Mária Petruščáková

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Articles - Research paper / 35-49

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During the last three years, significant changes have occurred on the labour market. We focused our research on the development and current state of turnover in... more

During the last three years, significant changes have occurred on the labour market. We focused our research on the development and current state of turnover in tourism, which over the past three years have gone through perhaps the most turbulent period in their existence - the period of restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 disease. The purpose of the research was to focus mainly on the hypothesis there is increasing tendency of turnover in this industry and on the hypothesis, that the priority in the reasons for turnover has changed. We analysed reasons according to employees with intention to point out on their quantification and qualitative definition and comparison with the current development. We chose a structured questionnaire as the research method, which we submitted to employees in the hotel industry who had terminated their employment in the touristic industry in 2022 – 2023 in the Slovak Republic. We expanded on the questionnaire method with a semi-structured and a free interview with managers of operations in the tourism industry. Obtained results are processed into statistical outputs and analysis focused on the reasons with the highest share of employee terminations. We compared our conclusions with previous published statistical findings and also specified some new conclusions that follow the current socio-economic situation. It can help management in tourism eliminate some working conditions that lead to increased employee turnover.

Keywords

Turnover, employees, tourism, causes

Citation

Petruščáková, M. (2023). A Current View of the Causes of the Increase in Turnover in the Field of Tourism. Czech Journal of Tourism, 12(1-2), 35-49. ISBN 978-80-280-0463-7. DOI: 10.2478/cjot-2023-0003.

Effectiveness of Interpretative Signs on Visitors’ Behaviour and Satisfaction at Lekki Conservation Center, Lagos State, Nigeria

Folusade Arowosafe, Festus Oni, Olalekan Tunde-Ajayi

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Articles - Research paper / 50-65

Abstract

This study aimed to find out the effect of interpretive signs on visitors’ behaviour and satisfaction at Lekki Conservation Center, Lagos State. Direct... more

This study aimed to find out the effect of interpretive signs on visitors’ behaviour and satisfaction at Lekki Conservation Center, Lagos State. Direct observation and well-structured questionnaire; directed at 200 respondents were used to obtain primary data at the site. Data was analysed descriptively and inferentially. Results revealed different forms of interpretive signages available at the site as well as their location. Also, the visitors were aware of interpretive signages at the site, and they comply with these signages. Furthermore, results revealed the effect of interpretive signages on visitors’ behaviour which showed “The interpretive signages are helpful” had the highest mean value (4.52). There is significant relationship between the visitors’ awareness of interpretive signages and their compliance (r=0.404, P

Keywords

Conservation, Interpretation, Nature, Tourism, Signage

Citation

Arowosafe, F.C., Oni, F.O., Tunde-Ajayi, O. A (2023). Effectiveness of Interpretative Signs on Visitors’ Behaviour and Satisfaction at Lekki Conservation Center, Lagos State, Nigeria. Czech Journal of Tourism, 12(1-2), 50-65. ISBN 978-80- 280-0463-7. DOI: 10.2478/cjot-2023-0004.