Course objective is to introduce students to the basic geographic concepts and their impact on tourism. Analysis of the importance of natural and anthropogenic tourist resources in the development of this field. Analysis of the importance of historical, economic, political, socio-geographic and other changes in the character and structure of tourism trends, the role of the multiplied effects of tourism and the importance of tourism in the overall social and economic development of countries.
After completing the course, the students will be able to:
• define the importance of other disciplines for the development of tourism, primarily geography;
• fully understand all of the natural and social factors that cause tourist trends;
• carry out their own evaluation of specific destination;
• assess attractiveness of factors relevant to the needs of tourism;
• analyze, evaluate and rank tourist attractions as the first phase of development of travel destinations;
• define tourism supply and demand and comparative advantages of certain countries for tourism development.
• The need and importance of studying tourism geography;
• General tourism geography;
• The concept of tourism resources, the concept of tourist attraction, differentiation by genetic resources, tourism attractiveness, mode and intensity;
• Analysis of tourism resources. Groups and types of natural tourism resources, features, attractiveness and benefits of different kinds and forms of tourism, and the distribution of resources in the world and in Serbia;
• The main directions of trends in tourism (domestic and global);
• Social groups and types of tourism resources;
• Environmental protection and tourism – tourism valorization - demographic-economic prerequisites analysis and the degree of development of tourism (inventory, systematization, capacity, the dominant values of the area, tourism planning as a part of area planning – tourist area design;
• Attractive tourism resources and facilities, receptive and emitting countries of the world;
• The intensity of intercontinental tourism trends and the dependence of tourism on demand from other continents.
• Seminars, fieldwork and research.
Štetić, S. (2008). Turistička geografija, Beograd: Cicero štampa.
Yu-Park, H. (2014). Heritage tourism. London: Routledge.
Stevan, M. S. (2000). Turistička geografija. Beograd: A.M.I.R.
Interactive teaching, multimedia presentations, analysis of papers through debates and discussions.