ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AS A FACTOR OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: DOES THE CZECH REPUBLIC HAVE THE APPROPRIATE ASSUMPTIONS?
|Druh||Článek ve sborníku|
|Konference||GEOGRAFICKE INFORMACIE, VOL 22, PT 1|
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU|
|Klíčová slova||amusement parks; tourism demand; economic impact; Czech Republic|
|Popis||This paper deals with the entertainment industry and its importance for tourism and regional development. It analyses the amusement parks and evaluates their economic aspects in Europe. The findings serve as a benchmark for comparing the situation in the Czech Republic. The size of demand, as well as current conditions, are taken into account. The analysis of relevant documents and data is employed. The case of the Czech Republic is based on the questionnaire survey. The analysis of European parks shows that the entertainment industry has some positive effects, such as the creation of new jobs, the promotion of tourism, and thus a direct impact on the economy. The situation in the Czech Republic is different; the entertainment industry is in the beginning. On the other hand, there is some potential for further development and expansion of parks, which can generate benefit to the local economy.|