Factors Influencing the Choice of Travel Destination of Angling-Related Tourists Visiting Szczecinek County, Poland
Purpose: The article presents a case study of an area located in north-west Poland, where angling tourism is becoming an increasingly important part of its local economy and may constitute an opportunity / threat to the condition of the natural environment. Design/Methodology/Approach: The factors influencing the choice of travel destination were analysed in a survey that applied the CAWI technique. Findings: The main purpose of tourist trips was fishing and rest by the water and the fishing is practiced regularly throughout the year, and summer is the most preferred season. The factors determining the choice of a tourist destination included the quantity of fish and the quality of the stock, the availability of fisheries, as well as tourist and landscape values. Practical Implications: The article stresses the significance of developing angling-related tourism as a factor of socio-economic development of regions. This form of tourist activity may bring more and more income to the county’s inhabitants who provide services in this field in the nearest future. Originality/Value: The review of the world’s contemporary literature on angling-related tourism and original CAWI research results has been presented.