RISKS IN TOURISM AND THE CHALLENGES TO SECURITY IN SPA RESORTS

  • Snežana Štetić College of Tourism, Belgrade
Keywords: risks in tourism, security, safety, challenges, spa resorts, destination

Abstract

At the end of the last century the criticism of tourism began because of the "social costs" incurred by its uncontrolled growth and development. Negative impacts of mass tourism on the development of tourism destinations were particularly pointed out due to: the destruction of attractive space through uncontrolled construction and activities in the protected areas, inadequate cultural and historical heritage evaluation, etc. The increase in criminal behavior in tourism destinations and higher risks for tourists in all spheres is a number one threat for the development of tourism. Except benefits, many human activities, including tourism, can also bring many negative consequences to one area. Globalization as a process of universal interpenetration of business entities from all over the world still causes numerous contradictions and misunderstandings, enthusiasm and disappointment, as well as not significant resistance. In economic terms, it leads to the formation of the global economy. In this way the world tends to become a unique system, and global market becomes accessible to all. Economic globalization offers numerous options to many countries, but it also brings some of them into even more difficult position because of the debt increase, uncontrolled exploitation of natural resources, environmental risks, etc. Tourism as a global phenomenon is faced with growing problems in its development. Therefore, this paper discusses the specificity of spa destinations, identification of risk for their development, risk analysis and its assessment, as well as the possibilities of solving the existing problems.

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Published
2016-06-04
How to Cite
Štetić, S. (2016). RISKS IN TOURISM AND THE CHALLENGES TO SECURITY IN SPA RESORTS. TISC - Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja, 1(1), 1-19. Retrieved from http://www.tisc.rs/proceedings/index.php/hitmc/article/view/205