IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF INDICATORS ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT OF ISTRIA (CROATIA)
In this paper, tourism is being explored as a social and economic phenomenon affecting the entire economic and social life. Therefore, there is a need to approach the overall tourism development more accurately and with greater responsibility based on principles of sustainability. In this context, the aim of the research in this paper is to identify and evaluate indicators that support the sustainable development of tourism. Selected patterns of sustainable development indicators from various available systems were used in the research. The research will examine the hypothesis that links sustainable development, responsible and excellence-based tourism using Istria as an example. We also confirm that the link between sustainable development, responsible tourism and destination excellence is measurable and unbreakable.
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