Volume 20, Issue 4-3, December 2016
INﬂUENCE OF SELECTED CLIMATE PARAMETERS ON TOURIST TRAFFC OF KOPAONIK AND ZLATIBOR MOUNTAINS (REPUBLIC OF SERBIA)
Authors: Rastislav Stojsavljević, Sanja Božić, Milica Kovačević, Milka Bubalo Živković, Đurđa Miljković
Abstract: Tourism on Kopaonik and Zlatibor mountains had started to develop decades ago, but at the beginning of the 21st century, mountain tourism started to develop rapidly and the number of tourists in the mountain regions of Serbia has signifcantly increased. Constant improvements of tourism offer and numerous tourist activities on the Kopaonik and Zlatibor mountains inﬂuenced an upward trend of a number of tourists. The principal aim of this paper is to investigate whether the particular relevant climate parameters, such as mean monthly temperature and a number of snowy days, can affect the increase or decrease of the number of tourists and overnight stays in the analyzed two mountains. For this purpose, the regression analysis was used. The results indicate that there is a signifcant impact of selected climate parameters on tourist traffc in the Kopaonik and Zlatibor mountains.
Keywords: Kopaonik, Zlatibor, climate, tourism, regression analysis
Article info: 208–219
Received: July 8, 2016 | Revised: October 13, 2016 | Accepted: December 14, 2016