Natural Socio-Economic Environment and Sustainable Development of Rural Tourism: Case of Albanian Alps

Natasha Hoda, Hysen Hoda, Diana Shehu


Tourism cannot be considered without the natural environment, economic and social development, while he has positive and negative impact on the environment. The tendency today is to minimize as much as possible the negative impact, with the aim to provide the needs of present and future generations. The environment is often used in his wider concept including various aspects such as natural environment, social and economic. The purpose of this article is to increase the knowledge of the readers about some concepts of the environment and tourism, to create a framework with some general and structural approach that can be widely used in practical management of sustainable development of tourism. This paper attempts to answer the following question: Have impact on sustainable development of rural tourism in mountainous and rural areas of Albania, natural and social economic environment? The methods that are used to test the hypothesis are explanatory methods. Using the empirical method (statistical) by means of statistical indicators as R2, R, ANOVA and regression equation simple, we have concluded that natural and social economic environment has impact on the sustainable development of rural tourism. In the wider point of view the natural environment and cultural heritage of history belong to community of every country and some of them belong to the entire humanity of the world, so they all have the right to understand, appreciate and preserve the values of their national and international. At the globalization time, the protection, conservation, interpretation, and presentation of the different natural environment of any particular region or country, is an important challenge for people all over the world.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n5p426

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