• Jovan Rudež College of Academic Studies Dositej
  • Srđan Drobnjak MIA the Republic of Serbia
Keywords: tourist destination, social capital, international market entrance, local development, model


The development of tourism and tourist destinations, especially in certain regions of Serbia, depends on the increase of social capital of the destinations. It applies particularly if the goal is to enter the international market, that is to attract foreign guests in a way which is in accordance with the local community development programme. This article has analyzed the way how to enlarge social capital with the aim to attract foreign tourist and then to test the integrative model iModel which is based on systematic thinking. Next, the relationship between systematic thinking, tourism and social capital has been discussed. The research has been done on Podunavlje District, whose market can be the regional countries and some developed countries such as Germany and Austria as well. The capacities can be enforced by enlarging social capital which needs the help of all the participants at the destination. This study is also based on the analysis of the application of local economic development programme (LED) related to the destination of Smederevska Palanka and Podunavlje District.


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How to Cite
Rudež, J., & Drobnjak, S. (2019). DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. TISC - Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja, 4(2), 431-449. Retrieved from