Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Assimilation capacity of the area as a factor constraining the tourism and recreation business development

Vol. 16, Iss. 11, NOVEMBER 2018

Received: 3 July 2018

Received in revised form: 5 September 2018

Accepted: 19 September 2018

Available online: 16 November 2018


JEL Classification: Q01, Q26

Pages: 2177–2196

Krupina N.N. Pyatigorsk Branch of North Caucasian Federal University, Pyatigorsk, Stavropol Krai, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject This article discusses the issues related to environmental constraints of tourism and recreation business activities.
Objectives The article aims to substantiate the methodology of management of the tourism and recreation business development, and develop matrix tools of tourism product strategic planning and differentiation.
Methods For the study, I used the methods of generalization, abstraction, the systems, structural, comparative, logical, and economics and statistics analyses, and graphics.
Results The article presents the production possibilities of tourism and recreation business activities, a matrix of strategic positioning, and a scheme of differentiation of the tourism product taking into account the assimilation constraints, as well as areas with low, moderate and high potentials for tourism and recreation development.
Conclusions Tourism and recreation facilities are integrated into natural landscapes, and they have a direct impact on the assimilation mechanism of reproduction of recreational resource and general living environment. The positive dynamics of tourism development against the background of environmental degradation, as well as the limit of reproduction possibilities of natural landscapes oblige to limit the scope of industry activities taking into account the assimilation capacity of specific areas.

Keywords: assimilation capacity, biota, biodiversity indices, recreational digression, recreational specialization


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