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Theoretical-Methodological Basis for Studying the Preconditions of Ethnic Tourism in Multi-Ethnic Urban Settlements. The Case of Chernivtsi City, Ukraine

Valeriy P. RUDENKO1, Vasyl O. DZHAMAN1, Zhanna I. BUCHKO1, Yaroslav V. DZHAMAN1, Petro V. MRUCHKOVSKYY2
1 Chernivtsi Yuriy Fedkovych National University, Faculty of Geography, Chernivtsi, UKRAINE
2 Chernivtsi Yuriy Fedkovych National University, College of Pedagogy, Chernivtsi, UKRAINE
Pages: 157-165

Abstract. Our study aims to propose an algorithm and social-geographic methods to study the preconditions of ethnic tourism development in large multi-ethnic urban settlements. We disclose several ways of organizing ethnographic excursion routes proceeding from five stages of study of ethnic tourism resources, as follows: 1) study of geographical and historic specificities of population’s ethnic structure formation, 2) establishment of the degree of population’s ethnic variety and dynamics, 3) study of cultural  heritage of ethnic communities, 4) relative quantitative (point-based) evaluation of attractiveness of ethnic tourism objects, 5) mapping of ethnic tourism objects and development of ethno-geographic excursion routes.

K e y w o r d s:  ethnic tourism, multi-ethnic space, ethnographic tourism routes, Ukraine, Chernivtsi