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Tourism and Local Governments in Hungary: The Position of Tourism in Local Council Committees of Local Governments


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Introduction. The objective of this paper is to investigate the position of tourism in the committee structure of the local councils of Hungarian local governments. Material and methods. The data were sourced from websites of the settlements concerned and all the results obtained statistically evaluated using the method of descriptive statistics. Results. From the data available, we can clearly determine the role of tourism in the committees of local governments, as well as the direction of changes after the 2010 election. The results also clearly identified the factors that determine the role of tourism in local council committees and the sectors that constitute the same committees with tourism. Conclusions. The role of tourism in committees of local councils is fundamentally unfavourable and the situation deteriorated after the 2010 election. The role of tourism in committees of local councils is closely related to the size of the population and the role of tourism in the given settlements.










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1 - 09 - 2012
19 - 04 - 2013


  • Department of Social Geography and Regional Development Planning, University of Debrecen, Hungary, 4032 Debrecen Egyetem tér 1, tel.: +36 52 518667, fax: +36 52 518667
  • Geographical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • University of Debrecen in Hungary, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development Planning


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