Whose responsibility is it? – Evaluation of sustainable tourism development at Lake Balaton

Authors

  • Judit Sulyok University of Pannonia, Faculty of Business and Economics, Balaton Tourism Research Centre, Veszprem, Hungary https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1807-1897
  • Katalin Lőrincz University of Pannonia, Faculty of Business and Economics, Institute of Business, Veszprem, Hungary https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6750-7146
  • Zoltán Veres University of Pannonia, Faculty of Business and Economics, Institute of Business, Veszprem, Hungary https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7072-7203

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5937/menhottur2202009S

Keywords:

tourism, sustainability, stakeholder, development, nature-based destination

Abstract

Organisations play an important role in creating well-being of society and the environment. The main objective of the study is to map perspectives on sustainability among selected stakeholder groups including tourists/temporary visitors, local communities, and public and private decision-making professionals (public, non-profit, and for-profit) in the Lake Balaton region. The study is based on a combined methodology. First, insights from tourists and local residents were collected in a quantitative survey. Insights about sustainable tourism development from public, non-profit and for-profit tourism industry professionals were collected using semi-structured interviews. Results show that from an environmental perspective sustainable tourism represents nature-based tourism development. As regards a profit/economic perspective, buying local products and choosing locally owned restaurants, local markets play a significant role in the region. Differences in consumption patterns among locals and visitors are reflected in the lower need for off-season tourism offer. Interviewed stakeholders recognized the need for knowledge sharing and attitude forming.

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2022-12-23

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Sulyok, J., Lőrincz, K., & Veres, Z. (2022). Whose responsibility is it? – Evaluation of sustainable tourism development at Lake Balaton . Menadžment U Hotelijerstvu I Turizmu - Hotel and Tourism Management, 10(2), 9–23. https://doi.org/10.5937/menhottur2202009S

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