PhD Tamara Surla

Short biography:

Date and place of birth: October 6, 1993., Loznica

Graduated in 2016, and completed postgraduate (master’s) studies in 2018 at the Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad. Earned the PhD title in Geosciences (Tourism) in 2023 by defending a doctoral dissertation titled: “The possibility of applying the concept of slow tourism and creating a unique tourist product based on residents’ attitudes in the Western Serbia region”.


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Field of scientific research:

  • Tourism
  • Cultural tourism
  • Rural tourism
  • Slow tourism

Work positions:

  • Research Assistant at Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad.


  • Scholarship holder of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023)

Selected references:

  1. Surla, T.,Lunić, D., Pivac, T. (2023). Principles of Slow Food Movement as a driver of rural tourism areas development in Serbia. In book: Evolving the Perspectives on the Value of Gastronomy for Mediterranean Destination Development – Tourism Studies on the Mediterranean Region 3 (pp. 131-145). Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN 978-88-386-1181-0
  2. Surla, T.& Miljković, J. (2023). Social networks and destinations of cultural tourism in Serbia. Turističko poslovanje, (32), 29-42.
  3. Surla, T., Pivac, T., Lunić, D., Miljković, J. (2023). The future development of rural areas through the application of slow tourism – a case study of Western Serbia. Singidunum University International Scientific Conference – Managing the future by learning from the past, Contemporary trends in tourism & hospitality, 19 October, 2023, Belgrade, pp. 118-125. doi:10.15308/Sitcon-2023-118-125
  4. Božović, T.,Vujičić, M. D., Kovačić, S., Jovanović, T., & Pivac, T. (2022). Tourist motivation for slow travel: A case study of the Vojvodina Region, Serbia. Acta geographica Slovenica62(3), 33-45.
  5. Božović, T.,Blešić, I., Nedeljković-Knežević, M., Đeri, L., & Pivac, T. (2021). Resilience of tourism employees to changes caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of the Geographical Institute” Jovan Cvijic”, SASA71(2), 181-194.
  6. Obradović, S., Tešin, A., Božović, T.,& Milošević, D. (2021). Residents’ perceptions of and satisfaction with tourism development: A case study of the Uvac Special Nature Reserve, Serbia. Tourism and Hospitality Research21(1), 31-43.
  7. Božović, T.,Miljković, J., Mikulić, K. (2021). Goals and outcomes of slow tourism: case study of Vojvodina province. 6th International Scientific Conference ToSEE – Tourism in Southern and Eastern Europe 2021. ToSEE – Smart, Experience, Excellence & ToFEEL – Feelings, Excitement, Education, Leisure, 30 June – 02 July 2021, Opatija, Croatia, pp. 125-135.
  8. Božović, T.,Pivac, T., Milojica, V. (2021). Slow tourism: new opportunuty for tourism in post-pandemic world. PAR International Leadership Conference – PILC 2021, 28 – 29 May, Rijeka (Croatia), pp. 456-468. ISBN 978-953-59508-8-2
  9. Stamenković I., Dragović N., Tešin A., Božović T.,Munitlak O. (2022). Intersectoral connection as an important factor in implementation of the project Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture 2022. 19th Contemporary Trends in Tourism and Hospitality “Creative Culture Capitals”, 17-19 November, 2022. Novi Sad: Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hospitality, Collection of papers, pp. 64-70. ISBN 978-86-7031-620-1
  10. Božović, T.,Pivac, T., Đorđević, J. (2020). Multiculturality and its impact on cultural tourism – case study Zrenjanin municipality. 4. Congress of International Applied Social Sciences. C-iasoS 2020 – Kuşadası –Turkey, ISBN: 978-625-44354-0-9