Changes in Traditional Activities of Industrial Area toward Sustainable Tourism Development
AuthorsNedeljković Knežević, Milena
Petrović, Marko D.
Radovanović, Milan M.
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential for restructuring industrial areas toward tourism development within local communities, with a special emphasis on the socio-cultural determinants of residents, as well as their attitudes regarding the sustainable development of tourism. The research is also oriented toward the interests of local communities with respect to entrepreneurial activities in the field of tourism within regions relying on traditional industries, in this case, one of the largest open-pit mining surfaces in Europe (near the Serbian town of Lazarevac). The survey was conducted on a sample of 273 respondents. The research results point to the residents’ attitudes regarding the acceptability of tourism development options, as well as their attitudes toward tourism development, with the aim of providing the conditions for a successful transition from a typical heavy industrial setting toward sustainable tourism development.
Keywords:sustainable development / industrial environment / local community / tourism / locals’ attitudes
Source:Sustainability, 2019, 11, 6189
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