Tourist Flows between Central European Metropolises (in the Context of Metropolisation Processes)

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ŠAUER Martin NOVOTNÁ Markéta

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geographia Technica
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Faculty of Economics and Administration

Keywords urban tourism; tourist flows; network analysis; metropolis; Central Europe
Description This paper focuses on the tourist flows between Central European metropolises. The main aim is to identify these flows and to evaluate position of metropolises within the spatial structure of the Central European tourism. The core of the analysis lies in the evaluation of the main tourist flows and their spatial distribution. Hence, the paper measures the appropriate quantitative network characteristics of tourist flows and visualizes them. For this purpose, it is also necessary to find a method that allows quantifying tourist flows, because current statistics cannot capture tourist streams at the level of individual metropolises. Finally, the results are discussed in the context of metropolisation processes. The results reveal the importance of the Vienna network connection, as the most important analysed tourist destination, to the rest of the metropolises. The weakness of the network connection has been confirmed especially in Polish metropolises, while Berlin can be considered an important transit hub.
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