1. bookVolume 26 (2020): Issue 1 (December 2020)
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
First Published
25 Jan 2010
Publication timeframe
1 time per year
Languages
English
access type Open Access

The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in the Development of Rural Tourism in Vojvodina (Serbia)

Published Online: 03 Dec 2020
Page range: 287 - 309
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
First Published
25 Jan 2010
Publication timeframe
1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Sustainable rural tourism requires a high rate of local participation to achieve planning and development objectives. Particularly significant is the role of local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to facilitate and plan useful projects pertinent to rural development and tourism that aim to include the local population in such activities. During the last two decades, the increasing number of NGOs in developing countries has led to them becoming influential actors in sustainable development in many fields and bearers of various ideas, projects and other activities. This is particularly evident in rural tourism, where NGOs have become prominent in the field of rural attractions as well as in the training and capacity building of local communities. Tens of NGOs whose activities are essentially directed towards rural development are active in Vojvodina, however, their actual role in sustainable tourism is not completely understood. This study regarding the NGOs concerned with rural development aimed to identify, analyse and evaluate the role of non-governmental organisations in sustainable rural tourism in Vojvodina. The starting presumption was that NGOs have a clear and significant role in the sustainable development of rural tourism in Vojvodina. The basic methods and techniques of data collecting were observation and analysis of documents and the techniques of standardised interviews, with elements of indepth interviews. This research has shown that the role of the non-governmental sector in the development of tourism in Vojvodina is not visible and well defined, but also that some NGOs achieve high-quality results.

Keywords

Ball, C. & L. Dunn 1995 Non-governmental organizations: guidelines for good policy and practice, London: The Commonwealth Foundation.Search in Google Scholar

Beckmann, A., Carmin, J.A. & B. Hicks 2002 ‘Catalysts for Sustainability: NGOs and Regional Development Initiatives in the Czech Republic’ in W. L. Filho (ed.) International Experiences on Sustainability, Bern: Peter Lang Scientific Publishing, pp. 159–77.Search in Google Scholar

Bošković, T. 2012 ‘Еconomic effects of tourism development in rural areas of Serbia’ Business school 2: 29–34.Search in Google Scholar

Butler R.W. 1980 ‘The concept of a tourist area cycle of evolution: implications for management of resources’ Canadian Geographer 24: 5–12.Search in Google Scholar

Butler, R.W. 1998 ‘Rural recreation and tourism’ in B. Ilbery (ed.) The geography of rural change, Harlow, UK: Addison Wesley Longman, pp. 211–32.Search in Google Scholar

Civic Initiatives 2015 Monitoring Matrix on Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development, Serbia Report 2014, http://udruzenja.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ENG.pdf, retrieved: 08.05.2015.Search in Google Scholar

Clark, G. & M. Chabrel 2007 ‘Measuring integrated rural tourism, Tourism Geographies 9(4): 371–386.Search in Google Scholar

Council Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006 of 17 July 2006 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).Search in Google Scholar

Czernek, K. 2013 ‘Determinants of cooperation in a tourist region’ Annals of Tourism Research 40: 83–104.Search in Google Scholar

Demirović, D. 2016 Competitiveness of Vojvodina as a rural tourism destination Novi Sad: Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Sciences.Search in Google Scholar

DiMaggio, P. J. & W. W. Powell 1983 ‘The iron cage revisited: institutional isomorphism and collective rationality in organizational fields’ American Sociological Review 48(2): 147–160.Search in Google Scholar

Đorđević-Milošević, S. & J. Milovanović 2012 ‘Sustainable tourism in the function of rural development: small farms and rural tourism’ in Serbia, Belgrade: Faculty of Applied Ecology Futura; Vršac: Agroznanje; Budapest: FAO.Search in Google Scholar

Filcak, R., Schenk, T. & R. Atkinson 2006 Sustainability in Action: NGO Initiatives for Sustainable Development in the Western Balkans, Szentendre, Hungary: The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe.Search in Google Scholar

Graf, N. & G. Rothlauf 2011 Why and How Firm-NGO Collaborations, http://wi.bwl.uni-mainz.de/, retrieved: 10.02.2015.Search in Google Scholar

Garrod, B., Wornell, R. & R. Youell 2006 ‘Re-conceptualising rural resources as countryside capital: The case of rural tourism’ Journal of Rural Studies 22(1): 117–28.Search in Google Scholar

Halpenny, E.A. 2003 ‘NGOs as conservation agents: Achieving conservation through marine ecotourism’ in J.C. Wilson and B. Garrod (eds.) Marine Ecotourism: Issues and Experiences, Clevedon: Channel View Publications.Search in Google Scholar

Hernaus, T. 2016 ‘Organization theories’ in L. Galetić, Organization Zagreb: Sinergija – publishing, pp. 27–66.Search in Google Scholar

Jegdić, V. 2010 ‘Cross-sectoral partnerships, a condition for sustainable development and a response to the challenges of globalization’ Social thought XVII(2): 153–73.Search in Google Scholar

Kersten, W., Akdanova, E. and Zoeteman, K. 2012 Sustainable Development Drivers, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.Search in Google Scholar

Korten, D.C. 1987 ‘Third generation NGO strategies: A key to people centered development’ World Development 15: 145–59.Search in Google Scholar

Krajinović, A. 2018 ‘ Institutional theory and isomorphism: Development and contribution to managerial sciences’ Proceedings of the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb 16(1): 129–140.Search in Google Scholar

Lalić, N., G. 2016 Legal and institutional aspects of asylum. Zagreb: Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb.Search in Google Scholar

Lane, B. 1994 ‘What is rural tourism?’ Journal of Sustainable Tourism 2(1–2): 7–21.Search in Google Scholar

Lane, B. 1999 What is rural tourism? Its role in sustainable rural development, Kongsvinger, Norway: Paper presented at Nordisk Bygdeturism Natverk Conference.Search in Google Scholar

Marčetić, G., Ranćić, N. 2018 ‘The new institutionalism in social sciences and its application in the analysis of social phenomena and processes’ Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences Yearbook 9(1): 111–139.Search in Google Scholar

Massoni, V. 1985 ‘Non-governmental organizations and development’ Finance and Development 22: 38–41.Search in Google Scholar

Government of Republic of Serbia 2011 Master Plan for Sustainable Rural Tourism Development in Serbia. Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no. 85(2011).Search in Google Scholar

McAreavey, R. and McDonagh, J. 2010 ‘Sustainable rural tourism: Lesson for rural development’ Sociologia Ruralis 51(2): 175–94.Search in Google Scholar

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia 2009. Draft Rural Development Strategy 2010–2013, www.avm.rs, retrieved: 25.11.2014.Search in Google Scholar

Mitchell, R.E. and Reid, D.G. 2001 ‘Community integration: Island tourism in Peru’ Annals of Tourism Research 28(1): 113–39.Search in Google Scholar

Myers, N. 1990. Sustainable Development: The Role Of NGOs, Minnesota: College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota, working paper 8.Search in Google Scholar

Nugent, B. J. & N. F. Campos 1999 ‘Development performance and the institutions of governance: Evidence from East Asia and Latin America’ World Development 27(3): 439–452.Search in Google Scholar

Page, S.J. and Getz, D. 1997 The business of rural tourism: International perspectives, London: International Thomson Business Press.Search in Google Scholar

Petrou, A., Pantziou, E.F., Dimara, E. & Skuras D. 2007 ‘Resources and activities complementarities: the role of business networks in the provision of integrated rural tourism’ Tourism Geographies 9(4): 421–40.Search in Google Scholar

Rikalović, G., Stojanović Ž. & Z. Zorka 2012 ‘A new form of economic development and employment: Model of creative rural industrialization’ Proceedings for Social Sciences Matica Srpska 141: 565–82.Search in Google Scholar

Roberts, L. & D. Hall 2001 Rural tourism and recreation: Principles to practice, Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing.Search in Google Scholar

Savoi University 2012 Sustainable tourism, a NGO’s tool for community development: How NGOs’ action in tourism industry leads to community development in Nepal? Project of NETIF (Nepal Environmental and Tourism Initiative Foundation), Katmandu, Nepal.Search in Google Scholar

Saxena, G., Clark, G., Oliver, T. & B Ilbery 2007 ‘Conceptualising integrated rural tourism’ Tourism Geographies 9(4): 347–70.Search in Google Scholar

Sharpley, R. & D. Jepson 2011 ‘Rural tourism: A spiritual experience?’ Annals of Tourism Research 38(1): 52–71.Search in Google Scholar

Silva, L. & J. Leal 2015 ‘Rural tourism and national identity building in contemporary Europe: Evidence from Portugal’ Journal of Rural Studies 38: 109–19.Search in Google Scholar

Government of Republic of Serbia 2006 ‘Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia 2006–2015’ Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia 91(06): 1–49.Search in Google Scholar

Timothy, D.J. 2002 ‘Tourism and community development’ in R. Sharpley and D. Telfer (eds) Tourism and Development: Concepts and Issues, Clevedon: Channel View Publications, pp. 149–64.Search in Google Scholar

UNWTO 2004 Revised definition of sustainable tourism, htp://www.cenort.org.yu/modules.php, retrieved: 25.11.2016.Search in Google Scholar

VanSant, J. 2003 ‘Challenges of Local NGO Sustainability’ Duke Center for International Development, Duke University, USAID/PVC-ASHA Annual PVO Conference, 14 October, 2003.Search in Google Scholar

Wearing, S., McDonald, M. & J. Ponting 2005 ‘Building a Decommodified Research Paradigm in Tourism: The contribution of NGOs’, Sydney, Australia, pp. 424–39.Search in Google Scholar

WTTC, Travel and Tourism Economic Impact Serbia 2010.Search in Google Scholar

Yaziji, M. & J. Doh 2009 ‘NGOs and Corporations: Conflict and Collaboration’ Cambridge University Press, pp. 3–4.Search in Google Scholar

http://www.mpzzs.gov.rs/podrska-evropske-unije-ruralnom-sektoru-u-srbiji/-sa-175-miliona-evra, retrieved: 21.03.2015.Search in Google Scholar

http://www.travinfoindia.com/rural_india_travel.html, retrieved: 01.11.2014.Search in Google Scholar

Recommended articles from Trend MD

Plan your remote conference with Sciendo