YOUNG GENERATION AND PRESENTATIONS OF WARFARE TOURISM: WHERE IS CROATIA?




Abstract:
Nearly the entire territory of Croatia offers various types of war remains. The field of warfare tourism may be considered a micro niche of special interest tourism. The main objective of this multidisciplinary research is to empirically clarify the nature of the phenomenon of warfare tourism by focusing on the attitudes and opinion of young Croatian residents. In addition, the qualitative analysis of some representative cases of warfare web pages was also performed. A total of 292 filled questionnaires were recorded and prepared for empirical analyses. We found out that only a small share of youth views warfare sites/events visitation directly as non-interesting; while remembrance and educational purposes were at the top of identified reasons, which means that warfare sites/events visitation from this point of view has potential for Croatian tourism. Web presentations of relevant sites are very unattractive and weak; many sites have not been present on the Internet. Concluding remarks point to some limitations and suggestions for further research.

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M. Šuligoj, “Young generation and presentations of warfare tourism: where is Croatia? ,” in Synthesis 2015 - International Scientific Conference of IT and Business-Related Research, Belgrade, Singidunum University, Serbia, 2015, pp. 547-551. doi:10.15308/Synthesis-2015-547-551

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Šuligoj, M. (2015). Young generation and presentations of warfare tourism: where is Croatia? . Paper presented at Synthesis 2015 - International Scientific Conference of IT and Business-Related Research. doi:10.15308/Synthesis-2015-547-551

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