THE ISSUES IN METHODOLOGY AND DATA INTERPRETATION IN STUDIES OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS’ ATTENDANCE: ANNUAL PASSES

  • Lukáš Nekolný Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Czechia
  • Dana Fialová Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Czechia
Keywords: methodology; tourism; attendance; annual passes; zoo

Abstract

The attendance belongs to the basic quantitative indicators, which are used for assessment of the offer in the tourism. It should be used for monitoring of development, geographical structure, seasonality and from interpretational view also for monitoring of achievement or failure. This paper discusses, emphasizes and evaluates the very current topic of methodological differences in the data collection of tourist attractions attendance. The work focuses especially on the subtopic of annual passes on the example of zoos, which belong to the most visited tourist attractions worldwide and where the sale of annual cards is a typical service. Nevertheless, this article proves on the example of the zoos in German-speaking countries that the rise of attendance does not only have to show the reality. The total number of visits and the positive  attendance development is in some zoos connected to the methodological approach.

Published
2018-12-21
How to Cite
Nekolný, L., & Fialová, D. (2018). THE ISSUES IN METHODOLOGY AND DATA INTERPRETATION IN STUDIES OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS’ ATTENDANCE: ANNUAL PASSES. AUC Geographica, 53(2), 167-179. https://doi.org/10.14712/23361980.2018.17
Section
Original Articles