-based soft tourism destinations, include not only world heritage natural sites; many natural parks and nature reserve areas can very well serve this purpose, too.
Most forms of health tourism use some natural healing resource (thermal water, mountain fresh air, mineral muds, etc.) combined with relaxation and healthy food to produce a complex healing experience, which is perfectly in line with the idea of soft tourism ( Bacsi, Kovács, 2016 ). Similarly, rural tourism also relies on both natural resources – the beautiful rural landscape, the richness of the plant and
Wiktor Głowacki, Janusz Komenda, Magdalena Zalasińska, Ilona Morawska and František Imrich
over the ages as trade cities on trade routes between the southern and northern slopes of the Carpathians. Simultaneously each of town has different unique events in its history that made it internationally known regardless of its previous past. Bardejov became a famous spa centre in the 18 th century due to mineral springs in its vicinity. The discovery of the bones of a pre-historic Neanderthal child in Šipka cave in 1880 brought international fame to Štramberk. Dukla with its surroundings was the scene of a heavy battle in September and October 1944 between the