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Institute of Tourism and Geography

 

1. Name of the Institute

Institute of Tourism and Geography

2. Name of the researcher(s) and research group (if applicable)

Physical and social geographical research group

leader: Sándor Kókai, PhD, habil

members: Róbert Vass, PhD; Erika Bácskainé Pristyák, PhD; Mihály Tömöri, PhD; Gábor Lenkey, PhD and Andrea Kristóf, PhD

3. Research area and keywords of research

Historical geography

 

Geomorphology

 

Hydrogeography

 

Social geography

 

Economic geography

 

Rural geography

 

Urban geography

4. Research objectives (in 1-2 sentences)

The group is doing research in physical and social geography at local, regional and macro-regional (extending to the Carpathian Basin) scales.  

5. Description and results of research (in detail, max. 1500 characters)

Current research topics include the investigation of 19th century gravity zones and centres of the Great Hungarian Plain, as well as the study of the Marosszög and the Banat regions from the perspective of historical geography (Sándor Kókai, PhD, habil). The most important research topics within physical geography have been the study of the geomorphology and paleo hydrography of the Upper Tisza region (Róbert Vass, PhD). Róbert Vass also took part in the elaboration of the climate strategy of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County. With respect to social geography and urban and regional development planning research topics have focused on the socioeconomic analysis of farmsteads around Nyíregyháza (Erika Bácskainé Pristyák, PhD), the geography of retailing and consumption (Mihály Tömöri, PhD), rural development (Gábor Lenkey, PhD) and the socioeconomic consequences of suburbanization (Andrea Kristóf, PhD). Members of the research group have published their results in monographs and in numerous prestigious scientific journals both in Hungary and abroad.

6. Research partners from other institutions (if any)

 

7. Other information (if any)

 

8. Publications (max. 5)

B. Pristyak, E (2017): The situation of ‘bokortanyák’ and the new challenges. In: ACTA MEDICINAE ET SOCILOGICA 8: 25. pp. 69-84.

Kókai, S (2010): A ​Bánság történeti földrajza, 1718–1918. [Historical Geography of the Banat, 1718-1918: The Position and Role of the Banat in the Geographical Division of Labour in the Carpathian Basin.] Nyíregyházi Főiskola Turizmus és Földrajztudományi Intézet, Nyíregyháza. 421 p.

Kristóf, A (2018): The impact of suburbanization on social differentiation in Hungary: a case study of the Miskolc agglomeration In. Geographica Pannonica (ed. L. Lazic) 22-3, Serbia, Novi Sad. pp. 176-188.

Lenkey, G (2013): Rural Development in the European Union and Hungary, In: Revista Română de Geografie Politică, Year XV, no. 2, November 2013, pp. 129-138.

Molnár, G - Scholtz, A – Vass, R (2017): Accumulation studies at specific sampling areas of the active floodplain in the Upper-Tiszaregion. ACTA GEOGRAPHICA DEBRECINA LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT 11:(1) pp. 14-22.

Tömöri, M. (2018): A határokon átívelő kiskereskedelem társadalomföldrajza: Debrecen és Nagyvárad térsége. Debreceni Egyetemi Kiadó, Debrecen. 176 p.

 


 

1. Name of the Institute

Institute of Tourism and Geography 

2. Name of the researcher(s) and research group (if applicable)

Tourism research group 

leader: Emeritus Professor Árpád Hanusz 

members: Erika Bácskainé Pristyák, PhD; Mihály Tömöri, PhD; and Gábor Lenkey, Phd 

3. Research area and keywords of research

Rural tourism 

 

Destination management  

 

Complex geography of tourist destinations  

 

Tourism development in Hungary and in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County  

 

Shopping tourism, cross-border shopping, informal business tourism 

4. Research objectives (in 1-2 sentences)

The research group aims to investigate the complex geography of rural tourism, shopping tourism and cross-border shopping with special regard to northeastern Hungary. Moreover, its goal is to explore the fundamentals and resources of tourism development in the region.  

5. Description and results of research (in detail, max. 1500 characters)

The leader of the research group, Emeritus Professor Árpád Hanusz has been doing research for several decades on the geographical, economical and infrastructural conditions of tourism in the Nyírség, the Upper Tisza Region, the Zemplén Mountains and Ukrainian Subcarpathia. In the past decades he has organized numerous prestigious conferences on tourism and published the papers presented at these meetings in eight volumes. Erika Bácskainé Pristyák, PhD investigates tourism development possibilities in the region of Szatmár-Bereg and in farmsteads around Nyíregyháza. Mihály Tömöri, PhD has been researching the geographical aspects of shopping tourism and cross-border shopping, while Gábor Lenkey, PhD has been examining the tourism potential of rural areas. 

6. Research partners from other institutions (if any)

  

7. Other information (if any)

  

8. Publications (max. 5)

B. Pristyak, E – Deák,  A - Liptak, J (2019): Heritage tour experience on Upper Tisza, based on the new forms of monument-presentation. In: TVT Turisztikai és vidékfejlesztési tanulmányok 4. 2.  2019. pp 39-55.  

Hanusz, Á. ed. (2016): Turisztikai jövőkép Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Megyében. [Future vision of tourism in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County]. Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Megyei Területfejlesztési és Környezetgazdálkodási Ügynökség (SZSZBMFÜ), Nyíregyháza, 160 p. 

Lenkey, G (2013): Rural Development in the European Union and Hungary, In: Revista Română de Geografie Politică, Year XV, no. 2, November 2013, pp. 129-138. 

Michalkó, G – Rátz, T – Hinek, M – Tömöri, M (2014): Shopping tourism in Hungary during the period of the economic crisis. TOURISM ECONOMICS 20: 6. pp. 1319–1336. 

  

 

 

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