AN ECONOMIC PORTRAIT OF THE POTENTIAL INBOUND EDUCATIONAL DESTINATION ‘A MODERN RUSSIAN MEDIUM-SIZED URBAN AREA’

  • Lebedev, A.
Abstract:
Educational tourism, one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors in the world, can be developed in different areas that are characterised by accessibility and possess educational tourism resources. In order to efficiently invest in educational tourism, it is necessary to take into account economic peculiarities of a certain area. The research is aimed at constructing an economic portrait of the potential inbound educational destination ‘a modern Russian medium-sized urban area’, which has not yet received a thorough economic study. This purpose is achieved by examining interpretations of the concept of urban areas, by introducing criteria for classifying urban areas (based on the proportion of the share of inhabitants of a certain group of urban areas in the total urban population to the share of urban areas belonging to a certain group in the total number of urban areas) and for qualifying modern Russian urban areas as potential inbound educational destinations (based on the author’s conceptual apparatus of educational tourism and a statistical review), as well as by analysing indicators of the economic development of diverse modern Russian medium-sized urban areas that can become inbound educational destinations. The results of the research can be used for working out a strategy for investment in inbound educational tourism.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
educational tourism; inbound educational destination; medium-sized urban area
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
4
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
35-40
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-16-4
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/14/S04.005
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