Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 36, Number 4

The impact of governmental support to sustainable development of rural tourism homesteads

Edmundas Jasinskas, Andrius Guzavičius, Kristina Barkauskienė

Abstract

Recently the Rural tourism business is quite rapidly developing, first of all due to increasing demand for such services, as well as because of businessmen striving to take advantage of governmental support for rural tourism homesteads. Still the uptake of support may lead to inappropriate development of rural tourism homesteads. The purpose of this article is to assess the impact of governmental support on the development of rural tourism homesteads. The methodology applied in the article: the correlation analysis in order to assess the methods of the impact of support on the rates of rural tourism homesteads and the calculation method of the support concentration, which may be applied when assessing the appropriate distribution of the support among the regions..The results of the research have revealed that the support impact on the development of rural tourism homesteads is adequate, however the support is improvable more relating it in future with the abilities of rural tourism homesteads to attract more customers choosing a longer stay in the rural tourism homestead.

JEL Codes: L80, L88, M21.

Keyword(s): governmental support, rural tourism, sustainable tourism, structural funds


Full Text: PDF



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15544/mts.2014.079

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.
1244 views

Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development eISSN 2345-0355

This journal is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License. Responsible editor: Dr Audrius Gargasas.