Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 15

Perspectives of cultural tourism development

Rimantas Dapkus

Abstract

Popularity of tourism industry in all over the World pressure compete different regions with
each other in order to attract more tourists. Concerning this every region must choose tourism
forms which can secure competitive advantages against other regions. In Lithuanian and different
its regions crucial role plays its authentic nature and cultural heritage. This was stimulated by Lithuanian
integration into Europe Union. Tourism composes possibilities to foreign community to
know more about Lithuania, its separate regions and get from this the biggest social, economical
and political benefit. This motivates to analyze one of all tourism forms in Lithuania – cultural
tourism in Lithuania and mostly in low developed rural regions.
The object of the research – the development of Cultural tourism in Lithuania.
The aim of the research – to identify the perspective of cultural tourism development in
Lithuania.
The goals of the research:
1. Explore the essence of cultural tourism, its forces of development, and importance in region
level.
2. Analyze the resource of cultural tourism and its management situation in Lithuania.
3. Mark essential components for the cultural tourism development perspectives.
The methods of the research: analysis of science literature and World practice in cultural
tourism development; synthesis of the suggestions for the further cultural tourism development.
The results of the research. The performed research enabled to disclose the essential elements
in cultural tourism development and showed the vital role of the cultural resources and its
management, also to propose the main directions for the further cultural tourism development in
Lithuania.

Keyword(s): cultural tourism development, cultural resources and its management, regional development and competitiveness


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