Theoretical Approach

  • Waldemar Cudny
Part of the Economic Geography book series (ECOGEO)


This chapter is a theoretical introduction to the further analysis of car tourism. First, there is a presentation of issues referring to experiences, which are the basis of contemporary tourism development. The chapter also presents the concepts of experiences, experience societies and experience economy as well as defines their role in tourism development in the contemporary world. Later in the chapter, the car is presented as a tourism asset and product. To achieve that, the author explains the terms “tourism asset” and “tourism product” and divides them into types, which confirms that cars and the spaces related to their production and display are a tourism asset and also form different kinds of tourism products. The next part of the chapter presents the classification of tourism assets and products in car tourism, shown as a separate type of tourism.


Car Car tourism Experiences Tourism product Types of tourism 


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  • Waldemar Cudny
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  1. 1.Lodz UniversityLodzPoland

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