Spatial Resources and Sustainable Development of Business Tourism in Serbia

Spatial Resources and Sustainable Development of Business Tourism in Serbia

Snežana Štetić (College of Tourism, Belgrade, Serbia), Šimičević Dario (College of Tourism, Belgrade, Serbia) and Sanja Pavlović (Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/IJSEM.2015010102


Serbia has numerous tourist resources which can be used for tourism development and it is base for strategic documents about tourism. Business tourism, for its economic contribution to tourist destinations is globally recognized. Preserved and unchanged natural environment, geodiversity and biodiversity are representing important resources for the development of business tourism in Serbia. Trips and excursions are constitutive part of modern business events and because of that diversity of natural and anthropogenic resources is one of the main drives of business tourism development. This paper focuses on identification of such resources and points on possibilities of their use in development of Serbia as destination of business tourism. Tourism is one of the best opportunities for a sustainable economic and social development for Serbia and this paper is trying to explain how business tourism resources, accommodation, tourist agencies specialized in business tourism should be developed and used by tourism policy makers.
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Traffic And Tourism Position Of Serbia As A Factor For The Development Of Business Tourism

Serbia has a very favourable position occupying a central place on the Balkan Peninsula. Within the Republic of Serbia three distinct geographical regions are identified, namely parts of the Pannonian Plain in the north of the country, a mountain-valley part in the central part and Kosovo-Metohija Valley in the south. Within these three regions five areas can be identified which play a significant role in the overall economic and tourism development due to its geographical position. These are: the Velika Morava River Valley, where a part of Corridor 10 extends, the Danube River, which provides Serbia with the advantageous position within Europe, the West Morava Valley that has great significance in traffic linking the territory of Serbia in the west-east direction, Vojvodina with Pannonian plain over which Serbia is connected with central Europe and Kosovo and Metohija through which there is the shortest connection of the Adriatic with the Aegean Sea. (Jovičić, 2009; Štetić, 2008)

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