GEOHERITAGE SITES IN THE FUNCTION OF GEOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA




Abstract:
The existence of various forms of mass tourism has led to development of special interest tourism destinations, including geotourism. Geological heritage sites are rare instances of outstanding geological, geomorphological, pedological and archaeological importance, used widely in recent years as a tool for the development of geotourism destinations. Over 600 geological sites have been identified in the Republic of Serbia, while only a small portion of them is used for geotourism purposes. This paper identifies the most visited geodestinations by means of a questionnaire (Resava cave, Devil’s town), as well as the level of tourist satisfaction with the destination, which could be described as very high. The directions for further development need to be set by identifying the existing condition of geoheritage sites in Serbia. The highest rated destinations need to expand their offer in order to attract a larger scale of visitors, while the destinations not included in the list need to re-analyze and identify their limiting factors, and try to mitigate them.

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T. Višnić, M. Began, “Geoheritage Sites in the Function of Geotourism Development in the Republic of Serbia,” in Synthesis 2015 - International Scientific Conference of IT and Business-Related Research, Belgrade, Singidunum University, Serbia, 2015, pp. 552-557. doi: 10.15308/Synthesis-2015-552-557 

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Višnić, T., Began, M. (2015). Geoheritage Sites in the Function of Geotourism Development in the Republic of Serbia. Paper presented at Synthesis 2015 - International Scientific Conference of IT and Business-Related Research. doi:10.15308/Synthesis-2015-552-557

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