IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE TOURIST OFFER AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF KUČEVO

  • Cvijan Mekić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture Belgrade, Serbia
  • Milivoje Ćosić Interkomerc DOO, Belgrade
Keywords: Municipality Kučevo, tourism, Covid–19 Pandemic, agricultural development

Abstract

The corona virus pandemic has imperilled tourist destinations around the world, completely disrupting all types of traffic and border traffic. The global corona virus pandemic has brought with it major changes in trade, industry, agriculture and transportation. The negative effect of the pandemic on agriculture is reflected in the loss of the market. Tourism and catering are affected first, as arrangements are canceled and people go out to restaurants less. The next important branch that got affected is industry due to supply chain disruption. Economic activity has pretty much stalled in many sectors, and yet agriculture and food production are mentioned as saviors of national economies. The maxim is known as "there is no stable state without a consistent agrarian policy and a developed agricultural sector". Tourism is an important activity that is seriously counted on in the municipality of Kučevo. The festival of original folk art "Homoljski motivi" is organized in the municipality, moreover, at the territory of the municipality we can find the gold-bearing river Pek and the attractive caves Ceremošnja and Ravništarka. They are tourist content by which the municipality of Kučevo has long been recognizable. The absence of tourist activity on the territory of the municipality of Kučevo affected the reduction of the tourist offer, such as the preparation of traditional food using local products, which all has a negative impact on agricultural production, primarily livestock products.

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Published
2021-06-03
How to Cite
Mekić, C., & Ćosić, M. (2021). IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE TOURIST OFFER AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF KUČEVO. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 6(1), 127-144. https://doi.org/10.52370/TISC21127CM