Differentiation of the Demand for the Hunting Tourism in the Czech Republic

Šárka Kroupová 1 , Josef Navrátil 2 , Kamil Pícha 3 ,  and Milan Hasman 4
  • 1 Department of Mass Market, Česká spořitelna, a. s., Czech Republic
  • 2 Department of Biological Disciplines, Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 3 Department of Trade and Tourism, Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 4 Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Abstract

In the world scale, there are various forms of how the hunting tourism is carried out. there is a considerably specific situation in the czech republic originating in the historical development. the assessment of the diversification of the demand for tourist activities was chosen to be the aim of this article. this assessment is based on a questionnaire survey among tourism participants who consume the specific products of the hunting tourism in the tourist regions of Bohemian Forest and south Bohemia. A guided tour in a game enclosure with a professional commentary and wildlife observation showed to be the most interesting offer. the most important thing is the identification of five main segments of demand called “ordinary” gamekeeper's hunting, “occasional” gamekeeper's hunting, angling activities, hunting without the killing and complementary activities. the differences among the latter five segments were identified in the representation of respondents as far as their gender and their membership in a community of anglers or gamekeepers are concerned.

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