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LOGISTICS OF RURAL TOURISM

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2020.10(3).06


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Snežana Tadić - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -

Miloš Veljović - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -


Abstract

Tourism has been developing intensively in recent decades due to various social and economic trends. Rural tourism, which includes various tourist activities in rural areas (tourism in households, ecotourism, recreational, adventure, sports, health, artistic, heritage tourism, etc.) is also gaining in importance. The main instrument for the efficient realization of flows of people, goods and information in the Rural Tourism Supply Chain (RTSC) and increasing the competitiveness of tourism products is logistics. Logistics provides a material and a non-material basis for rural tourism services. As suppliers of raw materials and finished products to other actors, but also as creators of their own tourism offer, households are significant actors in the supply chain and generators of logistics flows in rural tourism. A specific form of rural tourism related to households and agricultural production is called agritourism. This paper analyzes the critical issues and structure of the RTSC, structure the logistics of agritourism and analyzing particular areas in terms of logistics flows, processes, and activities.


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