THE GOVERNMENT POLICY IMPACT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM
Tycoons and politicians are the main players of tourism in most parts of the world, and they often use tourism as a tool for gaining economic and political power, and creating a positive, albeit propagandized, image of their country. The paper is based on a positive example of an approved project by the Government of Vojvodina Secretariat for Science and Technological Development. The main goal of this paper is to show whether the local residents are familiar with the project and how much they know about project, and what is their opinion about the impact which this project or other similar projects have on the observed area (Fruška Gora Mountain – Serbia). The conclusion is that there is a direct positive relationship between residents’ perceptions of the benefts of tourism and their political support. The method survey was conducted on a random sample of the residents of seven local settlements (the sample of 249 participants). The data were processed with the SPSS program (version 17.0). Chi-square test is used to determine the frequency of specifc deviations.
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