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Rural tourism support, size, and geographic characteristics impact on tourism development


  • Fotiadis, Anestis K.
  • Nuryyev, Guych
  • Achyldurdyyeva, Jennet


Main purpose of this investigate what is the impact and the benefits of EU sponsorship to rural tourism Hosts. More of that is examines if the size and geographical characteristics of rural tourism host enterprises affects how positive are hosts on rural tourism development. To answer to the hypotheses a questionnaire was developed then a factor analysis was implemented to discover the most important questions to define “successful rural tourism development”. Then T-Test and ANOVA test was applied to examine if hypothesis one will be accepted or no. Our population was 652 rural tourism hosts and 174 replied giving a response rate of 27%. Findings revealed that subsiding, size and peripheral economic condition are significantly influencing the respondents' views for and against the topic of successful rural enterprises factors. Significant differences based on size do exist in the case of skillful persons who manage well the available resources and they ensure the right management of the financial capitals.

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  • Fotiadis, Anestis K. & Nuryyev, Guych & Achyldurdyyeva, Jennet, 2018. "Rural tourism support, size, and geographic characteristics impact on tourism development," MPRA Paper 98908, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:98908

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    Rural Tourism; European Union; Greece; Hosts;
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    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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