Session

Architecture, Spatial Planning and Civil Engineering

Description

The questions posed by the sustainable development of the natural and heritage sites have opened the discussion of new ways of planning these tourist territories. The aim of this paper is to show, by means of Orikum case study, how planning can contribute to the natural and cultural preservation, as well as to the tourism development. The paper opens by describing the main relevant contextual factors that have influenced the tourism market. It follows with the theoretical background and some definitions. In the next section it focuses on national strategies for the tourism development, describing the potentials, possible scenarios for tourism development planning of Orikum area. The results of research show that the planning concepts of sustainability and innovation will be highly strategic and operative to reach successful tourism development in the natural and archeological sites.

Keywords:

planning, tourism development, preservation, natural and archeological park

Session Chair

Gjergi Thomai

Session Co-Chair

Skender Kosumi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-23-3

First Page

215

Last Page

225

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

2-11-2013 2:45 PM

End Date

2-11-2013 3:00 PM

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Architecture Commons

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Planning for the Development of Tourism in the Natural and Archeological Park of Orikum

Durres, Albania

The questions posed by the sustainable development of the natural and heritage sites have opened the discussion of new ways of planning these tourist territories. The aim of this paper is to show, by means of Orikum case study, how planning can contribute to the natural and cultural preservation, as well as to the tourism development. The paper opens by describing the main relevant contextual factors that have influenced the tourism market. It follows with the theoretical background and some definitions. In the next section it focuses on national strategies for the tourism development, describing the potentials, possible scenarios for tourism development planning of Orikum area. The results of research show that the planning concepts of sustainability and innovation will be highly strategic and operative to reach successful tourism development in the natural and archeological sites.