PUSH AND PULL FACTORS DETERMING WINE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN THE „TRI MORAVE” SUB-REGION

  • Melita Jovanović Tončev, M.A. Coordinator of joint study programm Singidunum and Lincoln University, Belgrade
  • Danijela Jovanović, MBA Head of Marketing, Vital AD, Belgrade
  • Marko Malićanin, Ph.D. Head of Development, Rubin AD, Krusevac
  • Bojan Dimitrijević, Ph.D. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture

Abstract

The subject of this paper are the factors affecting the decision of wine tourists to take a trip to a particular destination. These factors can be divided into internal (push) and external (pull) factors. The purpose of this study is to determine the development potential as well as the factors that influence participation in wine tourism in Tri Morave sub-region. In order to do that, two researches were conducted: one on the offer side and another on the demand side. Based on the results of the survey on the offer side, one can conclude that Tri Morave sub-region abounds in natural and anthropological resources that should be turned into an integrated wine product. On the other hand, research concerning tourist demand was conducted by polling winery visitors. The obtained data confrms assumptions about the appearance of modern tourists seeking authentic experience, satisfaction of hedonistic needs, and enjoyment of high-quality wine and food. Based on the results of the survey, the purchase of wine and wine tasting are the highest ranked benefts that tourists expect from visits to wineries. The application of Spearman’s correlation coeffcient points to statistically signifcant correlation between respondents, who referred to tasting, wine purchase, and authentic tourist experience as the basic motives of their visit, and future behavior of tourists in terms of revisiting and recommendations of the given wine destination to friends.

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Published
2016-08-31
How to Cite
JOVANOVIĆ TONČEV, Melita et al. PUSH AND PULL FACTORS DETERMING WINE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN THE „TRI MORAVE” SUB-REGION. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 63, n. 3, p. 781-800, aug. 2016. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <http://ea.bg.ac.rs/index.php/EA/article/view/197>. Date accessed: 16 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.5937/ekoPolj1603781J.
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Original scientific papers