Sustainable Development of Tourism in Fruska Gora Danube Region
Camping Association of Serbia, in cooperation with Tourist Organization of Serbia and National Park Fruska Gora has launched a project “Sustainable Tourism Development Fruska Gora Danube Region – Towards Competitive Regions of Danube” aiming to ensure preconditions for sustainable tourism development in Fruska Gora Region. This project is supported by European Union with 160.000 euros through “Socio-economic Development of Danube Serbia Region” project, implemented by the Austrian Development Agency.
Project aims to improve business operations of tourism related companies and to support development of innovative products based on tourism potentials of Fruska Gora region. Project will focus on development of human potentials and improvement of work skills, utilization of natural, cultural and historical values in order to contribute to the region’s socio-economic development.
In November this year, Project completed and opened Resource Center in Beljesevo, near Sremski Karlovci, on a way to Fruska Gora’s most popular tourist site Strazilovo. Resource center is fully equipped, modern and multifunctional space. It has capacities for group work for up to 30 participants and boarding capacities for 4 persons. When the weather is nice, opportunities are immense as the Resource Center is located in a middle of the beautiful forest. So far, Center has 3 employees tasked with the responsibility to make Center sustainable through tourism operations. The Resource Center has initiated the process of education and networking of different tourism stakeholders. So far, six training models has been organized focusing on raising capacities of tourist service providers and two seminars for creation of tourist programs. Three new programs are already being promoted at domestic and European tourism fairs. Besides, programs are being promoted through campaign Poetry in Nature and on web portal www.fruskagora-dunav.rs.
Vladimir Stojanovski, Project Manager says “Sustainable development of Fruska Gora Danube Region – Towards Competitive Regions of Danube” is directed towards development of human potentials and workforce capacities, as well as utilization of natural, cultural and historical values of the region. Project’s implementer, Camping Association of Serbia, has established great cooperation with all partners and associates and Austrian Development Agency as a contractor, which set the base for smooth accomplishment of all goals”.