TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION – AN ANALYSIS OF THE INDICATORS OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN PROTECTED AREAS

  • Jovana Brankov Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA, Belgrade
  • Željko Bjeljac Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA, Belgrade
Keywords: indicators, evaluation, environment, NP Đerdap, Serbia

Abstract

Since tourist activities are directly related to natural resources, it is clear that the quality of the environment significantly determines the tourist visitation of certain destinations and regions. This paper presents the results of an analysis of the indicators of sustainable tourism developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), based on the example of the National park (NP) Đerdap (Serbia). The research included the analysis and evaluation of indicators related to the ecological value of the area and the direct impact of the tourist activity on nature protection. It has been found that the NP Đerdap has strong ecological attributes and that tourism does not significantly damage the environment. However, the unsustainable status of certain indicators (damage to forest ecosystems, water quality, the presence of landfills in the NP and the lack of water purification and recycling systems in tourist facilities) has also been identified.

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Published
2018-06-02
How to Cite
Brankov, J., & Bjeljac, Željko. (2018). TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION – AN ANALYSIS OF THE INDICATORS OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN PROTECTED AREAS. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 3(2), 434-451. Retrieved from http://www.tisc.rs/proceedings/index.php/hitmc/article/view/68