• Iveta Dembovska Mg.oec., lecturer, researcher, Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne
  • Inese Silicka, lecturer, scientific assistant, Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne
  • Lienīte Litavniece Dr.oec., assistant professor, leading researcher, Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne



cultural tourism, Riebini municipality, tourism product, tourism product development, tourism resources


Tourism is one of the driving forces of the global economy, and its role in the national economies increases every year. Tourism is one of the leading export industries in the world, which, despite challenges and turbulences, develops steadily. However, to attract the attention and flow of tourists to the rural areas, it is important to create attractive and sustainable tourism products that could turn into tourist destinations. The aim of the research is to explore and identify possibilities for tourism product development in Riebini municipality. The following tasks were set to achieve the aim: to explore the theoretical aspects of tourism product and cultural tourism product development; to identify possibilities for tourism product development in Riebini municipality. The methods applied in the research: logical and constructive, synthesis and analysis, empirical survey.  The research study was carried out within the framework of RTA research grant No. 13.15/5 “Maintenance and renewal of the cultural and natural heritage in Riebini municipality”.  The authors have developed proposals for development of the tourism sites in Riebini municipality that could transform them into tourist destinations.


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