EDUCATIONAL TOURISM FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SERBIA
The main goal of this paper is to emphasize the importance, types and potentials of educational tourism for the sustainable development of Serbia. We will start from the concept of sustainable development, and continue by looking at the educational tourism concept holistically, as a tool to improve the quality of education, to strengthen the connection with the local community, to develop all children’s potential and to get them to learn and know more about their local community and be more involved, thus emphasizing the concept of an active citizen who takes responsibility for personal and social growth and development. The results we obtained after studying this issue have pointed to the need to develop educational programs for various tourist destinations, to improve accommodation, work methods and techniques, and to provide better training for the tourist guides in order for them to be able to practice different types of educational tourism. The importance of educational tourism for the sustainable development of tourism in Serbia needs to be supported and promoted through various promotions, actions, projects and the exchange of good practices.
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