Development of military-historical tourism in Ukraine

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31617/2.2024(50)02

Keywords:

military-historical tourism, classification, factors, organizational and information measures, SWOT analysis, PESTLE analysis, COSMIC analysis, destinations, resources, strategic directions.

Abstract

The development of military-historical compo­nents in the organization of travel and leisure has gained a significant popularity in the excursion and tourist-recreation business as well as in hotel and restaurant services, which makes it pos­sible to widely use its resources in the activities of tourist enterprises. Military-historical tourism is designed to satisfy the comprehensive interest of tourists in military knowledge and military affairs in our time. Using military-historical tourism knowledge, everyone can form a respectful attitude towards military personnel and their role in the society development. The purpose of the study is to develop key areas of scientific strategies for the formation and development of military-historical tourism as an important element of specialized tourism in Ukraine, which is a compo­nent of obtaining basic military training, physical training for young men and women for service in the Armed Forces, training for self-defense, acquiring weapons skills, as well as an element of commemoration of the fallen defenders of Ukraine. This study is based on the scientific-dialectical method. Also, the main methods of this study are: the method of descriptive analysis, literary and reference analysis, analy­tical method as well as scientific synthesis. The peculiarities of military-historical tourism as an important direction of specialized tourism of Ukraine are revealed. The leading results of military-histo­rical tourism classification in the works of Ukrainian scientists are presented. The main factors influencing the development of military-historical tourism have been identi­fied. The resource base of military-historical tourism in Ukraine by regions and species compo­sition has been syste­matized. The key destina­tions of military-historical tourism in different regions of Ukraine are analyzed. The detailed analysis of the strategic directions of military-historical tourism development in Ukraine was carried out using the methods of SWOT analysis, PESTLE macro-environment analysis and COSMIC micro-environment one. The main strategic directions of military-historical tourism development in Ukraine for the period until 2030 have been determined. The key tasks and directions of their implementation have been systematized as well as the expected results of the formation and development of military-historical tourism network in Ukraine have been outlined. The proposed Strategy for the development directions of military-historical tourism in Ukraine provides the development of a wide range of measures in social, political, market, organizational, local history as well as in environmental protection fields. The implementation of the Strategy is aimed at the development of Ukraineʼs domestic and foreign policy in the field of military-historical tourism, creation of appropriate conditions for the growth of the number of tourists visiting Ukraine, and, as a result, at the improvement of the economic situation in the country.

Author Biographies

Oleksandr HLADKYI, State University of Trade and Economics

Doctor of Science (Geography), Professor, Professor at the Department of Tourism and Creative Industries Management

Mikael HASHIMOV, State University of Trade and Economics

Post-Graduate student at the Department of Tourism and Creative Industries Management

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Published

2024-06-12

How to Cite

HLADKYI О., & HASHIMOV М. (2024). Development of military-historical tourism in Ukraine. NTERNATIONAL CIENTIFIC-RACTICAL OURNAL OMMODITIES ND ARKETS, 50(2), 21–40. https://doi.org/10.31617/2.2024(50)02