Increased Interest in Military Tourism on Selected Examples from the Area of Northern and Northeastern Poland

https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2021.4.G38-G50

Keywords: military tourism, former military sites, the attractiveness of tourist destinations, northern Poland, north-eastern Poland

Abstract

Military tourism is one of the forms of tourism that is not sufficiently researched throughout Poland. It is only in recent years, after the period of political transformation, that interest in this phenomenon has been growing every year. This research has aimed to indicate the possibilities of military tourism development in northern and northeastern Poland. It includes an analysis of data concerning the Naval Museum in Gdynia, the "Wolf's Lair" Fortress in Gierloz and an example of a military event - an air show, which took place on the premises of the 44th Airborne Museum in Gdynia. Results of the analysis of the military tourism development in northern and northeastern Poland indicate that military sites and military-themed events attract considerable tourist traffic and play an important role in the overall development of tourism.

Author Biographies

Aleksandra Zienkiewicz

Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Tourism, Pomeranian University in Slupsk, Slupsk, Poland

Tomasz Podciborski

Department of Spatial Analysis and Real Estate Market, Faculty of Geoengineering, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland

Rafal Kaźmierczak

Department of Spatial Analysis and Real Estate Market, Faculty of Geoengineering, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland

Published
2021-10-01
How to Cite
Aleksandra Zienkiewicz, Tomasz Podciborski, & Rafal Kaźmierczak. (2021). Increased Interest in Military Tourism on Selected Examples from the Area of Northern and Northeastern Poland. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 23(4), G38-G50. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2021.4.G38-G50
Section
Travel and Tourism Studies in Transport Development