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The concept of eco-tourism had its peak towards the end of the twentiethcentury. General tendency is to search for new directions of tourism developmentin tourism that meets special needs.Problems of polluted environment, ever growing alienation from nature,standardization and uniformity of the modern living, are all the reasons whyrecently more and more people are interested in return to nature and healthy way oflife.Great diversity in rural areas that Serbia has is the foundation upon which itsfuture tourist development can be based. Vast number of various natural andgeographical areas and the preserved eco-system in them, along with multiethniccommunities, old trades, etc. can be offered as extra services in these areas.Tourism itself and its multiplied effect will have positive influence on the economyin these areas. The concept of sustainable development must play an important rolein that process, and it should also be the pre-condition for all future plans andactivities.The aim of this paper is to show the directions and possibilities for futuresustainable tourist development in rural areas in Serbia based on eco-tourism,keeping in mind, above all, its highly preserved and respectable resources.

Keywords: tourism ; sustainable development ; rural areas ; eco-tourism

Subject(s): Community/Rural/Urban Development

International Development

Issue Date: 2007

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/245717 Published in: Economics of Agriculture, Volume 54, Number 3 Page range: 369-379

Record appears in: Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade - Serbia > Economics of Agriculture

Economics of Agriculture

Economics of Agriculture





Author: Vukovic, Predrag ; Cecic, Natasa ; Cvijanovic, Drago

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/245717?ln=en







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