The paper analyzes the achieved level of tourism competitiveness in the European Union (EU) and certain Western Balkan countries that are not EU members (Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro). Also, the paper analyzes the accommodation capacity, as an important tourism resource, as well as the number of overnight stays of tourists in these countries, as a performance of the tourism sector. In order to evaluate the importance of accommodation and tourism traffic, this paper examines the interdependence between the tourism competitiveness, capacities and overnight stays. The results of the correlation analysis revealed a significant positive correlation between the observed variables. The aim of the paper is to identify the position of the Western Balkan countries that are non-EU members in terms of torusim competitiveness, capacity and tourism traffic.
B. Krstić, T. Stanišić, J. Petrović, “The analysis of tourism competitiveness of the European Union and some Western Balkan countries,” in Synthesis 2015 - International Scientific Conference of IT and Business-Related Research, Belgrade, Singidunum University, Serbia, 2015, pp. 508-512. doi: 10.15308/Synthesis-2015-508-512
Krstić, B., Stanišić, T., Petrović, J. (2015). The analysis of tourism competitiveness of the European Union and some Western Balkan countries. Paper presented at Synthesis 2015 - International Scientific Conference of IT and Business-Related Research. doi:10.15308/Synthesis-2015-508-512