THE INFLUENCE OF LAKES ON THE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN UTENA COUNTY

Jurgita Daubariene

Abstract


The objective of the article is to analyse the influence of lakes on tourism development in Utena County. The tasks of the study are: to define the importance of lakes on tourism development; to review the lake resources of the Utena county; to examine the benefit of lakes for tourism opportunities in Utena county. The article analyses distribution of water bodies and tourism enterprises on the territory of the Utena county. Scientific literature, web sites, legislation on lake tourism and recreational activities on the lakes and on the coasts of lakes were used as references for writing the report. There are articles dealing with tourism impact on ecosystems of lakes, but so far there have not been any articles that analyse the impact of lakes on tourism development. Therefore, this article is new and topical for Utena county.

Keywords


lake; tourism; tourism enterprise; recreation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/lner2010vol1.2.1775

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