Alfred Krogmann

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Intensive tourist-related urbanisation impacts on a mountain village: The case study of Veľká Lomnica in Slovakia

Lucia Petrikovičová, Alfred Krogmann, Dana Fialová, Andrej Svorad

Geographia Polonica (2019) vol. 92, iss. 4, pp. 395-408 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0155

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Abstract:

A key feature of contemporary tourism is massive investment on the part of developers in tourism-relatedurbanisation, with this made most manifest in the construction of recreational apartment houses, and the expansion of ski slopes and golf courses. For obvious reasons, such activities are directed at traditional centres of tourism, which respond to the current trend towards hedonism present in society. However, major development activity has also taken place in municipalities in which tourism only began to play its more significant part once social and political transformation had already occurred. An example is the Slovak municipality of Veľká Lomnica, a village in which golf-course construction has initiated large-scale development projects.The aim of the work described in this paper was precisely to address this example in assessing the impactof tourism-related urbanisation on the municipality in question. 

Keywords: tourism-related urbanisation, impact of tourism, Veľká Lomnica municipality, Slovakia

Lucia Petrikovičová [lpetrikovicova@ukf.sk], Faculty of Natural Sciences Department of Geography and Regional Development Constantine The Philosopher University in Nitra Tr. A. Hlinku 1, 949 74 Nitra: Slovakia
Alfred Krogmann [akrogmann@ukf.sk], Faculty of Natural Sciences Department of Geography and Regional Development Constantine The Philosopher University in Nitra Tr. A. Hlinku 1, 949 74 Nitra: Slovakia
Dana Fialová [danafi@natur.cuni.cz], Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development Charles University in Prague Albertov 6, 128 00 Praha 2: Czech Republic
Andrej Svorad [andrej.svorad0@gmail.com], Unaffiliated researcher