Recreational and tourism-purpose mobility along border regions: the South Transdanubian (Hungary) case

Room K
Monday, 31 August 2015
17.15 – 19.00
innovative tourism product development, mobility, recreation, South Transdanubian region

It is a well-known phenomenon in human geography that cross border geographical allocation can either be positive or negative, connecting (convergence) the two (or more) areas or disconnecting (divergence) them. In general, the main aim of cross-border cooperation is reducing the negative effects of borders as administrative, legal and physical barriers, furthermore tackle common issues and offer solutions.

The most important apropos of this paper is that after the 2007-2013 planning period of the EU it is time to summarize and evaluate the recreational and tourism purpose types of mobility in the South Transdanubian region through innovative tourism product development in which the authors took part for years and in several projects in such topics as greenways, ecotourism development or eco lodge network creation.

Through the highlighted examples in our presentation and paper we will intend to find the answer for the above mentioned question: how successful these programmes or projects were or can be in the future in terms of strengthening cross border cooperation. 

János Csapó
University of Pécs, Faculty of Sciences, Institute of Geography
csapoj [at]
Antal Aubert
Géza Szabó

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