THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABLE RURAL TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN SERBIA




Abstract:
Tourism largely exploites resources that are not renewable. Due to the mass tourist travel destinations environment suffers negative consequences of such a development. All these reasons cause the development of sustainable forms of tourism, in those aspects which do not cause the pollution of nature and its resources. The implementation of the concept of sustainable development of rural tourism, has ensured that this form of tourism has nowdays become specific market niche, which attrackts tourists to spend time in rural environment. Rural tourism contributes to the revitalization of the village through the involvement of rural households in the provision of services to tourists, marketing of agricultural products on the tourist market as well as the promotion of cultural heritage and traditions of the village. The potential of rural tourism is also reflected in the preservation of natural resources. This paper analyzes the current situation of rural tourism of the Republic of Serbia with an emphasis on examples of good practice. With the aim of emphasizing the opportunities that exist for further development, in this work are presented examples of rural tourism destinations in Serbia. In the concluding remarks, guidelines for improving the existing supply of rural tourism in Serbia are provided.

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M. Podovac, M. Jovanović Tončev, “The Importance of Sustainable Rural Tourism Development in Serbia,” in Sinteza 2016 - International Scientific Conference on ICT and E-Business Related Research, Belgrade, Singidunum University, Serbia, 2016, pp. 575-581. doi: 10.15308/Sinteza-2016-575-581 

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Podovac, M., Jovanović Tončev, M. (2016). The Importance of Sustainable Rural Tourism Development in Serbia. Paper presented at Sinteza 2016 - International Scientific Conference on ICT and E-Business Related Research. doi:10.15308/Sinteza-2016-575-581

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