The aim of the research is to find out which European rock climbing destinations are the most visited by Czech climbers and what European regions at the level NUTS1 and NUTS2 are the final destinations for this segment of sport tourism. Quantitative analysis of abroad trips of Czech climbers to the rock climbing destinations and rock climbing areas regionalized at level NUTS1 and NUTS2 was done. The data were collected from the climbing logbooks available on rock climbing web portals. Over 400 respondents were selected from more than 4,000 climbers with a registered climbing logbook, based on specific criteria. More than 2,500 trips abroad to different climbing areas in Europe were analysed during one calendar year. The most visited areas for Czech climbers at the level NUTS 1 are Bayern in Germany, Nord Est in Italy, Slovakia, Méditerranée in France, Este in Spain and in Slovenia. The most visited areas for Czech climbers at the level NUTS 2 are Oberfranken in Germany, Provincia Autobnoma diTrento in Italy, Central Slovakia in Slovakia, Western Slovenia in Slovenia and Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur in France. Hierarchy of NUTS1 and NUTS2 for statistical data processing is suitable for tourism business and economical purposes. The findings demonstrate potential of different European regions for rock climbers as a special segment of sport tourism.
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18 December 2019
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Chaloupsky*, D., & Chaloupska, P. (2019). Rock Climbing Tourism Destinations at Level Nuts 1-2 For Czech Climbers. In Z. Bekirogullari, M. Y. Minas, & R. X. Thambusamy (Eds.), Business & Economics - BE-ci 2017, vol 1. European Proceedings of Multidisciplinary Sciences (pp. 16-28). Future Academy. https://doi.org/10.15405/epms.2017.06.3