Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 4 | ARTICLE

Title: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE TOURIST SEEK AND ITS IMPACT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GOUVEIA CITY

Author: Aida Brito * (aida.brito@ipg.pt) e Elsa Martins ** (elsaclbm@hotmail.com)
Professora Adjunta na Escola Superior de Turismo e Hotelaria, do Instituto Politécnico da Guarda | Licenciada em Turismo e Lazer - vertente de Desporto, Animação e Lazer, pela Escola Superior de Turismo e Hotelaria, do Instituto Politécnico da Guarda
Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 4

Abstract:
The principal aim of this work consists on analyse of the importance of the touristic demand in the Municipality of Gouveia, as well as to inquire its impact on the development of the same. After the bibliographical revision was made an inventorying of the existent offer of the municipality’s resources, which are relevant and importance extreme in the definition of the strategies of the municipality’s development. Subsequently an empiric investigation was realised which contemplated a questionnaire at tourists as well as an interview by the responsible of the Town Council of Gouveia. The obtained results demonstrate that the touristic demand is in the majority national, comprehending the ages between 31 and 45 years old, of the male sex, having literary qualifications in the secondary or superior educational level, whose principal professional activity is liberal. In relation to satisfaction of the visit of the Municipality Gouveia, their answer is agreeable, and they pretend, majority, to return in the future, fact that may contribute for the sustainable development of the Municipality.

Keywords: Demand, Municipality of Gouveia, Offer, Tourism




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