Projecting Accommodation Capacities in Macedonia

Petrevska, Biljana (2012) Projecting Accommodation Capacities in Macedonia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (44). pp. 88-94. ISSN 1877-0428

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Creating an adequate tourism supply which will meet the demand is a challenge for every country that seeks a planned tourism development. Tourism infrastructure is an essential part of the tourism supply and must be projected based on a detailed analysis of the tourism demand. This paper deals with the measures and activities for enhancing the competitiveness of tourism in Macedonia. The recommendations given in the paper stemmed from the analysis which is structured in two parts. The first part is built on the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index published by the World Economic Forum in order to assess the competitiveness of Macedonian tourism sector. The second part of the paper is dedicated to a projection of accommodation capacities, measured by the number of hotel beds and hotel rooms in Macedonia. In that respect, their optimal number is estimated by employing the standard formulas. The results point to a significant over dimension of current hotel supply in Macedonia: the current number of hotel beds is 1.5-2 times bigger than the projected optimal needs, while the estimations regarding the number of hotel rooms imply an over dimension of 1.5 times.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Projection; Tourism; Accommodation capacities; Competitiveness; Macedonia.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Biljana Petrevska
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2012 10:16

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