• Nataša Đorđević University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjačka Banja
  • Snežana Milićević University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjačka Banja
Keywords: residents support, tourism, post-pandemic era, Vrnjačka Banja, COVID-19


The future of tourism after one of the greatest health crises caused by the novel coronavirus is uncertain. Fear of infection and health concerns increased during the pandemic. The restrictive measures have limited international travel, which led to great expectations of an end to the pandemic for freer movement and safe travel. The great consequences of the COVID-19 for the tourism industry and tourism destinations will have its effects even after the end, and the post-pandemic tourism recovery strategies should be well planned and in focus along with strategies for the keeping tourism industry during the crisis. This paper aims to investigate the residents’ support for post-pandemic tourism in one of the most famous tourism destinations in Serbia, Vrnjačka Banja. The support of the residents was observed taking into account their perceptions on tourism during the pandemic.


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How to Cite
Đorđević, N., & Milićević, S. (2022). RESIDENTS SUPPORT FOR TOURISM IN POST-PANDEMIC TIME – A CASE STUDY OF VRNJAČKA BANJA. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 7(1), 501-515. https://doi.org/10.52370/TISC22501ND

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