DIFFICULTIES OF THE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIDDLE TISZA (TISA) REGION, HUNGARY
MÁRIA VASVÁRI1, KATALIN ERDŐS MARTONNÉ2
1 University of Debrecen, Department of Landscape Protection and Environmental Geography, 4032, Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary, e‐mail: email@example.com
2 University of Debrecen, Department of Landscape Protection and Environmental Geography, 4032, Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary, e‐mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT. – Difficulties of the Tourism Development in the Middle Tisza (Tisa) Region, Hungary. In this paper the water-based tourism characteristics of Eastern Hungary are studied, mainly concerning the tourism development problems (deriving mainly from the administrative borders) of Lake Tisza in the Middle Tisza (Tisa) region. The fragmentation into planning-statistical and tourism regions, counties, townships, and the recovery of the geographical area demanding special development are not smooth. The development potential of the tourism characteristics of Lake Tisza is now unexploited; the low price-quality ratio makes the region attractive in terms of tourism. The area is an internal periphery on the map of Hungary. Its peripheral location was also disadvantageous concerning the EU tender allocation since it could not make the best of those possibilities the borderline settlements could (e. g. HURO tenders). The tourism statistics of the region were improved due to the available developments supported by the European Union between 2007 and 2013. However, it remains the last region among the tourism regions of Hungary. In this paper suggestions for eliminating the difficulties are offered to facilitate the catching-up of the Lake Tisza region, but this is detained by social problems such as the high percentage of Romany people or migration.
Keywords: tourism, development, appraisal problem, EU support, Lake Tisza (Tisa), Hungary