FELIX ROMULIANA: ANALYSIS OF CULTURE-HISTORICAL, SPATIAL AND ECONOMIC POTENTIALS
Eastern Serbia abounds in rich historical heritage and great tourist potential, due to the fact that 17 Roman emperors were born or lived here. Not until the Master plan and its realization in form of tourist route Roman emperors road and Danube road of wine (2015) was this potential utilized and historical treasure shared with numerous tourists around the world. After the development of the tourist arrangement, an increase in the number of tourists followed (positive trend since 2015: increase of 20% in 2017 in comparison to 2015), and the route provided a growth of employment in sectors connected to tourism in Eastern Serbia (this number was 3 times bigger in 2015 in comparison to previous year). Namely, based on the analysis of secondary data collected from publicly available sources, mainly Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, the study concludes that the development of tourism can ensure improvement of living standard and overall economic growth.
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