CONTRIBUTION OF TOURIST INDUSTRY TO REDUCING UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

  • Dragana Gnjatović University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjačka Banja
  • Miljan Leković University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjačka Banja
Keywords: tertiary sector, tourist industry, unemployment, the Republic of Serbia

Abstract

Unemployment is one of the key macroeconomic problems facing the economy of the Republic of Serbia. Since it has direct negative implications on the quality of life and the average living standard of the population, minimizing the unemployment problem is one of the most important tasks of the modern era. The aim of the paper is to examine the role and significance of the tourist activity in reducing the unemployment problem in the Republic of Serbia. The research concluded that despite the achieved growth and development, tourism activity still relatively modestly contributes to the total employment and activity of the national economy. However, if the trend of growth in the contribution of tourism activity to the formation of gross domestic product and employment continues, it is expected that in the near future this activity deserves to be claimed as the generator of employment in the Republic of Serbia.

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Published
2019-06-01
How to Cite
Gnjatović, D., & Leković, M. (2019). CONTRIBUTION OF TOURIST INDUSTRY TO REDUCING UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 4(1), 80-96. Retrieved from https://www.tisc.rs/proceedings/index.php/hitmc/article/view/245