RELATIONS BETWEEN MOUNTAIN TOURISM, DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE AND EMPLOYMENT AT LOCAL LEVEL IN SERBIA

  • Marijana Pantić Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Belgrade
  • Saša Milijić Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Belgrade
Keywords: mountain tourism, employment, demography, ski resorts, Serbia

Abstract

Mountain areas have various functions. The matter is prevailingly about their environmental values because geographically induced isolation of mountains makes them more difficult in terms of accessibility and intensive settling, which again have negative impact on their economic development. As literature stresses that tourism is one of the major means for economic diversification and activation of depopulated mountain areas, this research deals with trends and mutual relations between a basic demographic structure in mountain areas, employment and tourism at the local level. A set of representative variables from the field of demographics, employment and tourism are firstly analysed regarding recent ten-year trends and finally tested in their mutual dependence through a correlation analysis. The paper brings the whole range of results, but the main ones prove that there is a relation between population size, ageing index, a share of tourists and share of domestic tourists in mountain units of self-governance (municipalities or cities).

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Published
2019-06-01
How to Cite
Pantić, M., & Milijić, S. (2019). RELATIONS BETWEEN MOUNTAIN TOURISM, DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE AND EMPLOYMENT AT LOCAL LEVEL IN SERBIA. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 4(1), 148-164. Retrieved from https://www.tisc.rs/proceedings/index.php/hitmc/article/view/249