Responsible tourism sustainable tourism

The problem is that the tourism sector is highly fragmented and can only be achieved through a combination of government-sponsored policies and private sector investment. The most important policy response in the region is the promotion of a progressive and inclusive tourism policy. This requires that the national and regional governments work together to regulate, monitor and subsidize the sector. In addition, they must ensure that the economic results of tourism are translated into a positive impact on the local economy.

The independent, non-profit National Association of Independent Tourism Operators and the Serbian Tourist Board have been working to improve the situation in the past two years. Their aim is to develop a comprehensive tourism policy and a comprehensive strategy for sustainable tourism in the region. This document outlines the key challenges and priorities for the future of the region's tourism sector. The study of the skeletal remains of the Hrudmura was first undertaken by the National Museum of Ethnology, Serbia in 1992. The skeletal remains were examined by Professor Jirka Šecić (University of Belgrade) in 1996 and 1999 and the archaeological investigation was carried out by Professor Ševrana Gabelović (University of Kotor). The good preservation of bone fragments shows that the people who traveled to the southernmost part of the Hrudmura had a predominantly mixed ancestry. The Hrudmura was inhabited for at least 300 years before the arrival of the first people, probably around 8000 years ago.

The most ancestral element found was a very small population of Hrudmura-shipping peoples (about two dozen people) from the north. A recent study by the University of Sheffield found that tourism has a deleterious effect on the environment, including on bird populations. The UK Government has set a target of 20% of our GDP from tourism by 2030. However, this will only be achieved if we are able to share the benefits of tourism with the local communities and the environment. In the past 15 years, the number of peoplgreat britaineat Britain has increased significantly, and our economy has grown by 1.5% a year.


The UK's population is projected to increase to 9.5 million in 2030, and this increase will add £1.6 billion to the national economy. The Government is working with the UK's environment, transport, health and local government sectors to deliver a new tourism strategy to power growth and jobs. Although the vision of 'sustainable tourism' in the National Parks is not new, the need for a new strategy to implement it has been taking on increasing importance.

A related strategy, which was adopted by the Croatian National Parks Authority in 2010, was 'sustainable tourism management'. This strategy includes a number of initiatives, including a 'sustainable tourism management plan', and a 'sustainable tourism investment strategy', which is intended to align the national parks with the wider economy and tourism sector. However, the 'sustainable tourism management plan' is currently in the process of being re-written and revised in light of the new National Park Management Strategy for the area of Gora National Park (Krk. No. C-218). As part of the restructuring of the National Park Management Strategy, there will be a review of the management of the Gora National Park in 2016.