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Applying the modified SWOT–AHP method to the tourism of Gornje Međimurje

Robert Fabac   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-6386-4469 ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Croatia
Ivan Zver ; Team d.d. Cakovec, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Fabac, R. & Zver, I. (2011). Applying the modified SWOT–AHP method to the tourism of Gornje Međimurje. Tourism and hospitality management, 17 (2), 201-215. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/75214
MLA 8th Edition
Fabac, Robert and Ivan Zver. "Applying the modified SWOT–AHP method to the tourism of Gornje Međimurje." Tourism and hospitality management, vol. 17, no. 2, 2011, pp. 201-215. https://hrcak.srce.hr/75214. Accessed 16 Oct. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Fabac, Robert and Ivan Zver. "Applying the modified SWOT–AHP method to the tourism of Gornje Međimurje." Tourism and hospitality management 17, no. 2 (2011): 201-215. https://hrcak.srce.hr/75214
Harvard
Fabac, R., and Zver, I. (2011). 'Applying the modified SWOT–AHP method to the tourism of Gornje Međimurje', Tourism and hospitality management, 17(2), pp. 201-215. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/75214 (Accessed 16 October 2019)
Vancouver
Fabac R, Zver I. Applying the modified SWOT–AHP method to the tourism of Gornje Međimurje. Tourism and hospitality management [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2019 October 16];17(2):201-215. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/75214
IEEE
R. Fabac and I. Zver, "Applying the modified SWOT–AHP method to the tourism of Gornje Međimurje", Tourism and hospitality management, vol.17, no. 2, pp. 201-215, 2011. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/75214. [Accessed: 16 October 2019]

Abstracts
The development of tourism in rural areas supports economic development and growth of these areas. The prerequisite of successful development is the existence of strategic priorities in tourism. The Gornje Međimurje area has the characteristics of a rural region which generates recognizable successes in development of an authentic touristic attraction. Guidelines specified by the official Tourism Development Strategy (Ministry of Tourism, 2003) can serve as possible
strategic orientations/options in that respect. In particular, the guidelines that refer to Central Croatia include: orientations toward rural tourism, health tourism, sport tourism, and congress tourism. This paper aims to contribute to the formulation of future tourist orientation of this region by the evaluation of strategic alternatives using the combined SWOT-AHP (short for Strenghts, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats and Analytical Hierarchical Process) method. In
this paper we propose a modified version of the method, so that the absolute values of SWOT factors coefficients are used as criteria previously specified by AHP, but with a different procedure of evaluating (strategic) alternatives. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for tourism were described, which was based on judgments of experts; the appropriate weight was given to SWOT groups and factors using the AHP method. The relevance of potential strategic alternatives was determined with regards to global values of elements (factors) contained in SWOT groups, while also taking into consideration negative contributions of Weaknesses and Threats to the strategic situation. Thus, the strategic priorities for tourism development of Gornje Međimurje were obtained and the option of rural tourism was estimated as being most attractive.

Keywords
Rural tourism; Gornje Međimurje; Strategic priorities; SWOT; AHP

Hrčak ID: 75214

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/75214

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