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The position of Sokobanja on the tourist market of Serbia
Univeristy of Niš, Faculty of Science
Development programs of villages’ revitalization in Serbia (MESTD - 176008)

Keywords: Sokobanja; thermo-mineral springs; material base of tourism
The aim of the paper is to define the significance of natural and anthropogenic tourist values of Sokobanja and to point out its analysis of the material base of tourism in its overall position and especially in the spa tourism of Serbia. The richness of natural values and favorable geographical position conditioned the development of the spa in the initial period of development, while the anthropogenic resources were activated as a supplement to the total tourist offer. The main tourist resource, around which the brand and image of Sokobanja is being built, are thermo-mineral resources. An analysis of the number of tourists and tourist nights indicates the tendency of reducing the average number of overnight stays. Particularly prominent is the example of foreign tourists who stay on average only slightly more than 2 days, which indicates the transitability of this area and the fact that Sokobanja is not the final destination for these tourists.
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article language: English
document type: Preliminary Report
DOI: 10.5937/zrgfub1765407R
published in SCIndeks: 03/05/2018
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