Development of a Tourist Destination Based on Marketing Activities

Fatos Ukaj


Development and sustainability of a tourist destination should be the goal of key players in this industry, whereas the promotion of this destination will enable attraction of tourists to visit, stay and enjoy it. If we consider that in a region such as Kosovo there are approximately equal tourist destination, then in the front of marketer comes the task that beside other activities develop definite activities towards the differentiation of the destination and creation of the “brand” destination. Assuming from the hypothesis that the development of a destination does not depend on marketing activities, and then a research question in this paper appears to be “how marketing affects the development of a destination”. Methodology used in the paper enabled recommendation to the tourism professionals that in their efforts to plan a development of a destination apart from marketing activities should be conscious about large number of influential factors in the success or failure of the creation of the touristic destination. Findings are that an approach on admission of the role of marketing will assist key players in finding the ways for development and sustainability of tourist destination.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n2p141

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