Use of Monitoring System of tourist traffic (MStt) in Stołowe Mts. National Park for visitors description


tourist flow, monitoring, Stołowe Mountains National Park, infrared traffic counters


The development of tourism in valuable natural areas is becoming increasingly dynamic, and therefore this phenomenon requires a more thorough investigation. An increased tourist traffic in a national park entails a range of consequences, which are not irrelevant for the protected nature. The aim of the study is a spatial and quantitative description of tourist traffic in the Stołowe Mountains
National Park, basing on the data received from pyro-electric counters in Monitoring System of tourist traffic. The system was created through to cooperation between national park staff and Department of Tourism and Recreation Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Rogowski, Małek, 2016). In the period from 16th September 2016 to 31th August 2017 were 858 346 entries to national park. July and August were the most popular months which accounts for 22% of the total number of entries. All data was presented the visitors flow indicating the most popular areas and regions and the trails sections. 

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