Velimir Šećerov
Dejan Filipović
Branko Protić

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography, Studentski trg 3/III, Belgrade, Serbia


2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture – ITEMA 2018 – Graz, Austria, November 8, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-13-4


Tourism development produces various positive and negative effects in the planning and management of protected areas, especially in vulnerable and sensitive areas that are under increased pressure from visitors. Spatial planning, which is based on adequate spatial development in accordance with environmental protection, as well as projections of the volume and structure of tourist demand, aims at integral observation of tourism in accordance with the possibilities and characteristics of the area. It represents the only means for resolving developmental contradictions between nature and tourism, aims to transform this conflict into a positive/sustainable direction of interdependence between tourism development and nature protection.

The paper deals with the problem of sustainable tourism development in the Special Nature Reserve “Uvac”, relying on the solutions defined in the Spatial Plan of the Special Purpose Area of the Special Nature Reserve Uvac (SPSPA SNR Uvac). The Special Nature Reserve Uvac represents a natural good of exceptional importance (natural good of the first category). The tendency has been that through planning solutions and propositions, to solve the active problems, define clearer tourist products and prioritize activities in short and long term future.

The results presented in this paper will contribute to better understanding of the problems, limitations, but also opportunities for sustainable tourism development in this and other protected areas.

Key words

tourism development, spatial planning, protected natural area, conflicts, sustainable development

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