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Turistički Svet No. 92

june - sep 2019
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Interview: Miroslav Knežević, the State Secretary for Tourism

Interview: Miroslav Knežević, the State Secretary for Tourism

The need to regulate business in the field of tourism and, above all, to align with the national Tourism Development Strategy by 2025, has been growing in recent years and growing alongside the increasingly intensive development of tourism in Serbia. Thanks to the efforts of the relevant Ministry, after more than a year and a half of intensive work invested in the creation of a new law, the framework decision came into force on March 22 this year...

Sweden – the country of 100.000 lakes

Sweden – the country of 100.000 lakes

Each summer, tourists start travelling across the world, most often to the south. Those true researchers, who prefer authentic experiences to mass tourism, go in the opposite direction – to the north, let’s say Sweden, the country on the eastern side of the Scandinavian peninsula, with incredible 100,000 lakes, the country in which one can experience so many interesting, unusual, genuine beautiful things, far from the classic summer euphoria and inspirational enough to charge the batteries, satisfy all the senses, fulfil various wishes...

Interview: Jovan Radomir, Swedish TV star of Serbian origin

Interview: Jovan Radomir, Swedish TV star of Serbian origin

TV presenter and journalist of Swedish national television, Jovan Radomir uses every opportunity to promote Balkan. His unique autobiographical cook book “My Balkan – Food and people”, publish in Swedish and English languages have attracted the great attention of the Swedish public, and last year he published his second book "Balkan – Food, People and Memories”, one-of-a-kind travelogue through our customs, food, wine…

Interview: Mohammed Nabhan, the Ambassador of the State of Palestine

Interview: Mohammed Nabhan, the Ambassador of the State of Palestine

What our tourists can expect this summer in the countries of the Arab world, what is the visa regime, what the Arabs think of Serbia, what kind of guests and hosts they are, is told, among other things, by H.E. Mohammed Nabhan, the Ambassador of the State of Palestine, a distinguished diplomat with the longest serving in our country, the head of the Group of Ambassadors of Arab Countries in Serbia.

Report: Hotel Housekeeping Workshop 2019.

Report: Hotel Housekeeping Workshop 2019.

The two-day theme gathering of the hotel housekeeping managers – Hotel Housekeeping Workshop, was held on May 21 and 22 in luxury hotel Izvor 5* in Aranđelovac. The organizers of the event gathered a number of prominent colleagues from the hotel industry and their business partners. Hotel Housekeeping Workshop 2019 was marked by two themes: “Importance of communication in hotel housekeeping” and corresponding “How to solve the problem of employee shortages due to the high fluctuation of staff”...

Hotel stars: Hôtel de Paris, Monte Carlo - The best of the best!

Hotel stars: Hôtel de Paris, Monte Carlo - The best of the best!

People like talking about business or drinking coffee and gossiping a little, in a hotel lobby both in the world and in our country. However, there are hotels where it is simply impossible to do so. Hôtel de Paris is the most sought place in the world for "displaying" your wealth. It's so expensive that even many millionaires avoid it, but some billionaires who have recently wanted the hotel to be refreshed with new furniture, better technology remain loyal...

Hotel design: Spring is “IN” again

Hotel design: Spring is “IN” again

Every new season, with the arrival of beautiful sunny weather, we change footwear, clothes, so why should we neglect the space we live in? With a little imagination, a couple of tricks and a few helpful tips everyone can incorporate spring into the interior. And these little tips can be implemented on restaurants, hotels and other facilities, as well. For start, put away the curtains and let the natural light in the rooms. Nothing emphasizes colours and textures more beautifully than natural light.

Las Alamandas: The last paradise on earth

Las Alamandas: The last paradise on earth

What do Richard Gere and Sean Penn, Sting and Annie Lennox have in common? Where did Ali Landry and Mario Lopez get married, and Christy Turlington and Ed Burns spend their honeymoon? Nicolas Cage, Robin Williams, Cindy Crawford...? The answer is: “Las Alamandas”, today known as - "the last paradise on earth”! White sand on an immersive long beach, swinging palm trees, sparkling turquoise-blue waves, a breeze that rises from the endless sea and only six villas to 28 hectares of completely empty and preserved coast.

Hotels and aesthetics: Wake up senses, spark emotions…

Hotels and aesthetics: Wake up senses, spark emotions…

Humans’ need for beautiful dates back to prehistory, when they began to decorate their tools and weapons. From that moment on, they have significantly separated them from other beings and begun to evolve, expressing themselves through art and the perception of aesthetics. Beauty criteria have changed many times throughout history, of which art and design testify most. First, a hotel must be harmoniously integrated into the environment.

The first inclusive* hotel in Serbia: Vrnjci's “Vrabac” exceptional in diversity

The first inclusive* hotel in Serbia: Vrnjci's “Vrabac” exceptional in diversity

Inclusive Hotel and Restaurant “Vrabac” (Sparrow) is an innovative tool for social inclusion, promotion and integration of vulnerable social groups, which was opened in Vrnjci spa at the beginning of March this year, as the first of its kind in Serbia and wider. The hotel is the project of the Educational Centre from the town of Leskovac, in the cooperation with the local partners. This small hotel has only nine suites, but its restaurant can accommodate up to 80 people...

Educational and cultural centre  „Vuk Karadžić“: In the service of culture and tourism

Educational and cultural centre „Vuk Karadžić“: In the service of culture and tourism

When, less than two years ago, the Education and Culture Centre “Vuk Karadžić” was opened in the village of Tršić – a birthplace of the founder of Serbian literacy, it was clear what the founder's vision is, but it is even more clear today that the town of Loznica and Serbia got the institution where not only more educated and better people, the fighters for preserving national identity come out of, but the real ambassadors of our country, as well.

Interview: Marin Rendić, Masterchef - A plate as a canvas

Interview: Marin Rendić, Masterchef - A plate as a canvas

He draws inspiration from the irresistible colours and tastes of the Mediterranean, in fragrances known from childhood and the moments he spent with his grandfather on a Dalmatian island. Today, one of the best known chefs in Croatia – Marin Rendić successfully fosters the combination of tradition and modernity, not only in pursuit of perfection in every plate, but also in the management of its renowned Bistro Apetit restaurant in Zagreb.

Wellness trends: Wellness becomes extreme

Wellness trends: Wellness becomes extreme

The life of a modern man is filled with unhealthy habits that have a bad influence on overall health – from spending too much time in front of the screens in spaces (at work and home) filled with air toxins to unhealthy diet... As a reaction of such way of life emerged new wellness fans who want to take their body and mind to unexpectedly extreme places.

Jubilee: 70 years of being the pride of the Montenegro health tourism

Jubilee: 70 years of being the pride of the Montenegro health tourism

The institute for physical medicine, rehabilitation and rheumatology “Dr Simo Milošević” in the town of Igalo is one of the biggest and the most recognizable institutions specialized in multidisciplinary spa treatment in the Balkans, thanks to the constant development of existing and introduction of new treatment programs and rehabilitation, as well as regular professional training of their medical staff, during the 70 years of business.

Vrnjci spa: Old lady with a fashionable spirit

Vrnjci spa: Old lady with a fashionable spirit

The charismatic queen of continental tourism, which has been building its brand in health tourism for 150 years, is preparing for a new tourist season. Soon the construction of a roundabout and plateau in front of a new hotel Tonanti 5* will be finished, and it has been sold out until August before the official opening. With great capital investments as well as with authentic details, Vrnjci spa has got the fashionable atmosphere.
 

In focus: Tourism product

In focus: Tourism product

That the creation of new interesting products is the most important task of the tourist organizations, and that the pooling of potentials of several destinations today is a condition for tourism development, was confirmed by Rasim Ljajić, the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunication to the participants of the jubilee 10th Tourism Forum, held in Banja Koviljača. Whether we really know what a tourism product is in order to develop it – is the question the answer to which we looked for in the Tourist Organization of Serbia.

The best new travel program in Serbia

The best new travel program in Serbia

In order to encourage the enrichment of the tourism offer of Serbia with creative programs there was a competition, announced by the editorial office of serbianadventures.com with the theme of "5 ideal days for a holiday in Serbia" at the beginning of this year. Out of around 50 signed up programs, only 30 ones satisfied the conditions to be presented on this website, and then 16 most beautiful ones were selected. The Pograms are available online, and for some it was possible to use the vouchers of the relevant Ministry.

Slow adventures: Helping to change visitor experience

Slow adventures: Helping to change visitor experience

About "slow adventure” product, or better said, concept that is a possible solution for “over-tourism” spoke Sara Mair Bellshaw, Project Manager at West Highland College UHI, Scotland, who participated in its creation. Although Serbia is still not at risk as Dubrovnik, Paris or Barcelona, it is good to know that it is possible to prevent it from occurring at all in time, because the consequences are unimaginable.

The phenomenon of overtourism: When tourism occupy everything

The phenomenon of overtourism: When tourism occupy everything

Overtourism is a big problem that countries with popular tourism destinations, especially those in Europe face with. Excessive concentration of tourists in certain destinations has become an indispensable topic in the world of tourism industry, while in our country little is known and spoken, except in the professional public. This is understandable because Serbia is only trying to capitalize on its tourism potential...

A powerful impetus for global competitiveness

A powerful impetus for global competitiveness

Thanks to the activities of the Danube Centre for Competence, the Danube as a destination is rapidly developing on the tourist map of Europe. What is being done to consolidate the attractiveness of destinations in the countries through which the Danube flows - to increase their competitiveness in the global tourism market and what is the future of this project, reveals Boris Čamernik, Secretary General of the Danube Centre for Competence.

On the road of

On the road of "Vojvodina's spring rhapsodies: The call of hospitable plains

They called to show us, so we could show to our readers or viewers what the towns of Bačka Palanka, Kikinda and Zrenjanin have to offer during the upcoming summer, for tourists to return next year. And believe me, there are many things to see…

Golf tourism: Serbia as a potential golf destination?

Golf tourism: Serbia as a potential golf destination?

One of the growing trends on the global level in the last ten years is an increasing interest in golf investments, in order to increase the number of visitors and tourism revenues, and the number of firstclass golf courses is growing year after year. Some of the best courses in the world can be found in Europe, North America and Asia, and there are more golf courses in Africa, where, for example, in Kenya eight professional golf courses have been built in just a few years.

In the town of Bečej, on the right bank of the Tisa River

In the town of Bečej, on the right bank of the Tisa River

The town of Bečej is a romantic place, settled on the right bank of the Tisa River, on the biggest curve that Pannonian beauty makes in Serbia. In history, it was mentioned for the first time in 1091, while the entire medieval period was linked to the fortress which was the bastion and the customs house of many large houses. Today, Bečej is a multi-ethnic city, economic, social and cultural centre of Serbs and Hungarians in this part of Vojvodina, but also of other nations.

Novi Bečej, on the left bank of the Tisa River: The Municipality in which “Lalas grow”

Novi Bečej, on the left bank of the Tisa River: The Municipality in which “Lalas grow”

Just fifteen kilometres away from the town of Bečej, on the left bank of the Tisa River, there is the town of Novi Bečej, whose inhabitants proudly say that they are blessed because they live in Banat, a unique area on a unique area on which “Lala and Sosa grow”. They are also proud of the fact that 231 years ago the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph gave to Novi Bečej the status of a town.

Costal ornament that leaves nobody indifferent

Costal ornament that leaves nobody indifferent

Just over 300 kilometres long, the Montenegrin coast is unique and recognizable in the world. From the north to the south, it transforms skillfully from sandy beaches to rocky cliffs, from rocky headlands to clear underwater. From the town of Herceg Novi to the town of Ulcinj it discreetly changes the landscapes, without revealing all the things to the eyes of the curious... Many hidden places of the mysterious Boka Bay are not exposed to the eyes of public, and can only be reached with the help of the locals…

Tivat: An ideal place for a perfect holiday

Tivat: An ideal place for a perfect holiday

Tivat, the town that exudes uniqueness, is a place from which everyone will surely bring a multitude of beautiful memories. For, it has kept all the authentic treasures of coastal life: Mediterranean gastronomy tradition, habits, culture, relation to the rich cultural and historical heritage, emblems of Boka…

Camping: Serbia is still a “virgin” camping destination

Camping: Serbia is still a “virgin” camping destination

Although the camping industry is largely in expansion globally, this branch of tourism is still insufficiently popular in our country despite the huge potential. Currently, Serbia has 41 campsites, with no motor-camp in Serbia’s spas, as the last one in Ovčar Banja is closed.

Interview: Ines Novačić, CBS News - Galapagos the favourite destination

Interview: Ines Novačić, CBS News - Galapagos the favourite destination

Serbian-Irish journalist Ines Novačić, was born in Belgrade, studied history and literature in Dublin, and then she moved to New York. She’s worked for famous TV stations – ABC News and NYC, and over the last five years she has been working for the CBS News. She travels around the world and records various stories. She speaks for the Turistički Svet about her traveller’s life from the young age and about her successful career in journalism.

Travelogue: Nepal - the country of many beauties

Travelogue: Nepal - the country of many beauties

The government of Nepal is putting a special emphasis on encouraging travellers to visit Nepal in 2020, promoting it around the world as a destination for adventure, luxury and everything in between. There are many reasons to visit Nepal this year, but those who have had the opportunity to visit this magnificent, colourful country will convince you that Nepal is divine whenever you go – you just need to go there!

Travelogue: Tunisia - the jewel of Africa

Travelogue: Tunisia - the jewel of Africa

We are only two hours away from one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. We have a good reason to name it the jewel of this continent. Tunisia is an adventure. From Sidi Bou Said all the way back to the ancient past, this country will make you go back to it again. And you sure will. Sidi Bou Said is Tunisian Santorini – you might think to yourself when you step into this well-known blue and white town.

Travelogue: Morocco - Beauty of living in intensive colors, scents, flavors

Travelogue: Morocco - Beauty of living in intensive colors, scents, flavors

Beautiful country in the northwest of the African continent attracts more and more tourist attention, and also in Serbia, people are getting more and more interested for Morocco-its culture, its customs, traditions, literature, architecture, and also, stunning nature-from Sahara and the mountain Atlas to the coast of Atlantic. In spite of strong French influence from colonial period, Morocco has preserved the spirit of the orient, its authenticity and recognizable charm.

Travelogue: Brazil - Beyond the symbols and screens

Travelogue: Brazil - Beyond the symbols and screens

I believe that the everyone’s first associations of Brazil are Copacabana and carnival in Rio, samba, favelas, the statue of Christ on the Corcovado above Rio, Pele and football, Brazilian coffee and Amazonia, rainforests... There are untouched spaces, about which we know nothing or almost nothing and in which several tens of indigenous tribes still live today. Brazil is a large country, one of the largest. it is both big and unknown.

Notre Dame De Paris: The world’s favourite church

Notre Dame De Paris: The world’s favourite church

Recently, we have witnessed a devastating fire that caught the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, when the wooden roof and a large part of its interior were destroyed. Many believe this cathedral is a hieroglyphic book. Esoteric Fulcanelli claimed that the Masonic "lost word" was found there. He discovered that on the other gallery there is an adept with a frigian cap of Eleusinian mysteries, looking for a student who could decipher true teachings.

The town of Arilje from the perspective of tourism - The town that celebrates culture

The town of Arilje from the perspective of tourism - The town that celebrates culture

The town of Arilje is one of the ten municipalities of the Zlatibor region, situated in western Serbia. Thanks to its geographical position, gifted nature, worthy and enterprising people, Arilje is a recognizable economic and agricultural area. Historical heritage, tradition and culture are what makes its inhabitants truly proud. The “spiritual lighthouse” of the town of Arilje is the St. Ahilije Church, the endowment of King Dragutin from the 13th century and the ARLEMM festival.

The Ljubostinja Monastery: A dedication of love and female energy

The Ljubostinja Monastery: A dedication of love and female energy

A bit isolated but accessible, the monastery is located in the valley of a small mountain Ljubostinja River, surrounded by meadows, orchards and forests. There is also a big polygon in front of the property - where those with bicycles, cars or buses can come to visit this magnificent building of invaluable historical value.

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