Academic journal article European Journal of Tourism Research

Border and Transborder Tourism for European Integration

Academic journal article European Journal of Tourism Research

Border and Transborder Tourism for European Integration

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Border and Transborder Tourism for European Integration. Wojciech J. Cynarski, Kazimierz Obodyñski, Anna Niziot (Eds.) Publisher: Podkarpackie Towarzystwo Naukowe Kultury Fizycznej Rzeszow 2007. Paperback. 246 pages. ISBN 978-83-89721-19-X

The editors of this book have produced a book that is a compendium of short articles. Most of the articles are conducted as research studies within the project "Tourism in Carpathian Euroregion - analysis of perspectives of development." The book also contains selected works presented during an international scientific conference organized under the same title in Poland in March 2007. The texts are written by Polish, Ukrainian and Belarusian authors. Most of the 26 articles are in English, although 6 are published in original Russian version, a significant drawback for non-Russian readers.

The book is composed of three main parts. The first chapter refers to transborder partnership viewed in the perspective of European integration. A quite interesting research article is written by Magdalena Skala and Krzystof Szpara. The authors' contribution could be found in their classification of diverse borders in the Carpathian Euroregion which is stated to be of great importance for further transborder development. Chapter two is devoted to local and regional promotion of transborder activities. Concerning these research problems we find another interesting article by Anna Nizol and Marian Rzepko. …

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