ASSESSING SUSTAINABILITY IN MOUNTAIN TOURISM OF DEMANOVSKA VALLEY, SLOVAKIA
- Resort Jasna Nizke Tatry,
- protected areas,
- the intensity of tourism
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Demanovska Valley belongs to the most beautiful and the most valuable territories of Slovakia.
It is a source of interest for its high country aesthetic and natural value not only from the
scientific and professional point of view, but also from the touristic and recreational point of
view. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the natural potential of Demanovska Valley, to
analyze the development of tourism over the past 10 years, the current state of the cable cars,
ski lifts and slopes, as well as accommodation facilities in the valley. Also to point to the
growing interest in Demanovska Valley and the growing share of visitors within the district,
country and Slovakia. We use the Intensity Index of Tourism Development to assess the
attractiveness of Demanovska Valley, but also to point out how the development of tourism
impacts the environment, as the monitored area is located in the Low Tatra National Park.