Assessment of spatial concentration of hotel facilities in Poland

key words: spatial concentration, Florence index, hotel facilities


Location is a major factor determining competitive level of today's service providers, including hotels. Location of a company in a specific place is decisive with respect to access of production factors, markets and ensures functioning within network structures. The cognitive objective os the paper is to assess spatial concentration of hotel facilities. The research material used in this paper is sec-ondary and has been acquired as a result of studies of statistics as well as literature of the subject and bibliographic studies. A descriptive method was applies which is one of induction research methods. The research covered all 16 provinces of Poland and the year of 2009. The study covered the following types of hotel facilities: hotels, motels, pensions, camping sites, hostels, youth hostels, overnight lodging facilities and campsites. Florence distribution index was applied to assess the spatial concentration of hotel facilities. The analysis of research results showed a low spatial concentration level of hotel facilities. The level of spatial concentration is differentiated depending on the type of hotel facilities. Overnight lodging facilities have a high spatial concentration level; middle spatial concentration level is characteristic for: youth hostels, pensions, camping sites, campsites and hostels while hotels and motels have low spatial concentration level.




Puciato D. 2011. Assessment of spatial concentration of hotel facilities in Poland. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2011/ 01