publication . Article . Journal . 2018

Visitor profiling for cable car mountain destinations as a basis for protected area management: a case study of the summer season in the Tatra Mountains at Kasprowy Wierch (Poland) and Skalnaté Pleso (Slovakia)

Karolina Taczanowska; Jarosław Balon; Joanna Hibner; Antoni Zięba; Andreas Muhar; Christiane Brandenburg;
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  • Published: 09 Jan 2018 Journal: eco.mont (Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research), volume 10, pages 24-35 (issn: 2073-106X, eissn: 2073-1558, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Abstract
Protected areas play a crucial role in the conservation of vulnerable mountain ecosystems, but at the same time they may serve as tourist destinations and attract large numbers of visitors. Areas located in close proximity to cable cars belong to some of the most challenging sites for mountain protected area management. This study focuses on two cable car areas: Kasprowy Wierch (Tatra National Park, Poland) and Skalnaté Pleso (Tatra National Park, Slovakia). Both sites belong to the most heavily used leisure destinations in the Tatra Mountains. The study focused on the summer, snow-free tourist peak-season, for which there is an ongoing discussion concerning the...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Nature and Landscape Conservation, 570,protected area, tourism, visitor profiling, segmentation, social marketing, cable car, Tatra National Park, Carpathian Mountains,Geography, tourism, visitor profiling, segmentation, social marketing, cable car, Tatra National Park, Carpathian Mountains, Geography, Physical geography, Visitor pattern, Destinations, Summer season, Protected area, lcsh:Environmental sciences, lcsh:GE1-350, lcsh:Geography (General), lcsh:G1-922
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