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Connections between scientific research and education in the

field of tourism and leisure in the Czech Republic

 

Petr Studnička1* and Lucie Plzáková2

 

Received: 29/07/2016 Accepted: 06/09/2016

 

1Department of Hotel Management, Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague, Svídnická 506, 181 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic; phone: +420 283 101 176; fax: +420 233 541 905; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
2Department of Travel and Tourism Studies, Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague, Svídnická 506, 181 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic; phone: +420 283 101 138; fax: +420 233 541 905; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
*Corresponding author

 

Abstract
 

This article provides insight into the development of tourism research and education in the period 1993–2015 in the Czech Republic. Tourism research and education have a strong tradition dating back to the 1950s, to the time of the former Czechoslovakia. Changes in the political and economic situation in 1989 marked the beginning of a new stage in tourism development. The initial phase was characterized by poorly completed projects and fragmented, uncoordinated approaches to rapidly growing incoming tourism. Currently, research on tourism has been dealt with by the national tourism office, the Czech Tourist Authority – CzechTourism. It was here that the Institute of Tourism was established. Public and private universities operating in the Czech Republic are also significant initiators of support for tourism research at the national and international level. The Society of Scientific Experts on Tourism was founded in 2009 as a platform for tourism research.

 

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Keywords: Czech Republic, education, leisure, research, tourism
Citation: Studnička, P., L. Plzáková (2017) Connections between scientific research and education in the field of tourism and leisure in the Czech Republic. European Journal of Tourism Research 15, pp. 24-37

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