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Tourism in Serbia

Logo of the National Tourism Organization of Serbia.
Felix Romuliana, late Roman palace, UNESCO heritage site.
Mediana, the birthplace of Constantine the Great.
The Iron Gates of the Danube
Belgrade by night
Knez Mihailova (Prince Mihailo) Street, main pedestrian area in the city
Skadarlija, the city's old bohemian neighbourhood
Nišava River in the central part of Niš
Liberators monument at night.
Belgrade Zoo is a home to rare White lion cubs.

Tourism in Serbia is officially recognised as a primary area for economic and social growth.[1] The hotel and catering sector accounted for approximately 1.0% of GDP in 2010.[1] In some other Balkan countries tourism contributes a much higher percentage to GDP: about 22% in Croatia and about 20% in Montenegro.[2] Tourism in Serbia employs some 75,000 people, about 3% of the country's workforce.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5

History

In the 1980s Serbia was an important tourist destination in the Balkans. Overnight stays were almost 12 million per year, of which about 1.5 million were by foreign tourists. The events surrounding the break-up of Yugoslavia led to a substantial decline in both leisure and business tourism.[3]

In the twenty-first century tourism began to recover: the number of overseas visitors was 90% higher in 2004 than it had been in 2000, and revenue from foreign tourism more than tripled between 2002 and 2004, to about 220 million US dollars.[3] By 2010 revenue from international tourism had grown to 605 million euros. In 2011 there were 764,000 foreign tourist arrivals and more than 1.6 million overnight stays by foreign tourists. Many of the visitors were from other Balkan countries – Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia – and from Europe, principally Germany and Italy.[1] Domestic tourism in 2011 amounted to about 1.3 million arrivals and more than 5 million overnight stays.[1]

Dance arena in July 2006, one of the most popular stages on EXIT music festival.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Serbia, in: Alain Dupeyras (ed.) (2012). OECD tourism trends and policies 2012. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development. ISBN 9789264177567. p. 403–407.doi:10.1787/tour-2012-56-en
  2. ^ Janusz Bugajski (ed.) (2010). Western Balkans Policy Review 2010. Washington, D.C: Center for Strategic and International Studies. ISBN 9780892066025. p. 40.
  3. ^ a b Marat Terterov (ed.) (2006). Doing business with Serbia, second edition. London: GMB Publishing. ISBN 978-1-905050-14-7. p.177.

Further reading

  • "Sportski tereni" (in Serbian). Public utility "Ada Ciganlija". Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  • "Ada Ciganlija".  
  • "O Adi" (in Serbian). Public utility "Ada Ciganlija". Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  • "Kupalište" (in Serbian). Public utility "Ada Ciganlija". Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  • Ana Nikolov (2005-07-29). "Beograd – grad na rekama". Institut za Arhitekturu i Urbanizam Srbije. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  • "Zbogom, oazo!" (in Serbian).  
  • Beoinfo (2005-08-04). "Prirodno dobro "Veliko ratno ostrvo" stavljeno pod zaštitu Skupštine grada" (in Serbian). Ekoforum. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  • Eve-Ann Prentice (2003-08-10). "Why I love battereBelgrade".  
  • Seth Sherwood (2005-10-16). "Belgrade Rocks".  
  • Barbara Gruber (2006-08-22). "Belgrade's Nightlife Floats on the Danube".  
  • "Slovenci dolaze u jeftin provod" (in Serbian).  
  • "U Beograd na vikend-zabavu" (in Croatian).  
  • Gordy, Eric D. (1999). "The Destruction of Musical Alternatives". The Culture of Power in Serbia: Nationalism and the Destruction of Alternatives. Penn State Press. pp. 121–122.  
  • "Intro". Club "Akademija". Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  • "Klub Studenata Tehnike - O nama" (in Serbian). 
  • "Student cultural center". SKC. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  • "Skadarlija".  
  • "Beogradska Industrija Piva AD". SEE News. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  •  
  • "Znamenite građevine 3" (in Serbian). Official site. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  • Scurlock, Gareth (2008-11-04). "Europe's best nightlife". London: Official site. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  • "The world's top 10 party towns". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  • "Exit Festival Official Websiyr". 

External links

  • National Tourism Organization of Serbia
  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons


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