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Savremene karakteristike turističke privrede južnoevropskih država
Tourist Economy In The Countries Of Southern Europe Today

Author(s): Vladislav Marjanović, Dejan Đorđević, Igor Mladenović
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Tourism; Tourism Market; Competitiveness; South-Eastern Europe; Demography

Summary/Abstract: In the last few years, Europe has been the leading tourist market, with over a half of total arrivals, while Southern Europe is especially singled out, with a third of total arrivals. Moreover, prognoses point to a long-term growing trend considering tourist development in this part of the world, because new destinations and new tour ist contents are emerging, especially in the territories of ex-socialist i.e. transitional countries, which have not considered tourism a crucial sector in their development. The main obstacle to a successful expansion of tourism in these territories, apart from the often mentioned politic instability, is also their unfavourable demographic structure. All South-Eastern European countries, except Turkey and Albania, have problems with the permanent aging of their population, i.e. the decrease of working contigents, and this phenomenon is the most visible in the areas with a po tential tourist perspective. On the other hand, even those parts of the countries that are more densely populated don’t have enough qualified labour force, since these coun tries haven’t been investing in tourist education.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 1241-1260
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian