Tourism policy and legal framework of rural tourism in Macedonia

Janeski, Ljupco and Metodijeski, Dejan and Filiposki, Oliver (2018) Tourism policy and legal framework of rural tourism in Macedonia. In: XIV International may conference on strategic management, 25-27 May 2018, Bor, Serbia.

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Tourism has significant social and economic benefits for rural communities, and tourism policy and legal framework created by government on national, regional and local level are one of the primary factors for the existence and development of tourism in rural areas. The subject of this paper is tourism policy and legislation concerning rural tourism in Macedonia, as seen through the prism of tourism development strategies and tourism legislative. The paper provides basic data for the rural tourism in Macedonia such as: historical development, regional distribution of rural tourism, accommodation facilities, number of tourists, rural tourism activities, promotion, tourism law, European Union funds and existence of a government initiatives for rural tourism development. Tables showing government bodies responsible for tourism, national tourism development strategies as well as tourism related legislation is used to prepare a basic profile of rural tourism in the country. For the purpose of this paper we use research methodology and secondary data sources by consulting relevant literature, official tourism development strategies and laws. An analysis and review of tourism strategies and laws has been made, based on systematical evaluation of their actual content using the method of content analysis. The paper concluding remarks are regarding the structure, past issues and future challenges of rural tourism in Macedonia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Dejan Metodijeski
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2018 11:06
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2018 11:06

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