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Tourism Potential Valorization of the River Danube in Novi Sad

and its Environment Based on the Hilary Du Cros Model


1 Milica Pantović

2 Igor Stamenković


1 University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad

Bachelor tourismologist


2 University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad

Msc (Geo ecology), Assistant



Abstract. Natural resources are the main basis for tourism development in one region. Given that natural resources are not only aesthetic but also economic value of a certain region, they should be valorized in order to provide good basis for creating valuable tourism product. Rivers as such, are the best representatives that provide possibilities for developing different types of tourism, which could give huge benefits for the region. In this paper, the focus is on the river Danube which is the second largest river in Europe and part of Corridor VII. The aim of this paper is to evaluate and bring this river closer to the population of Serbia. Also, the intention is to show the importance of the Danube, since it flows through Novi Sad and has a great potential for developing nautical and cruising tourism. Investments in this resource would significantly contribute to the development of an integrated tourist product of Novi Sad and Serbia. Bearing all this in mind, this paper will present the results of evaluation of the Danube, based on model of Hilary Du Cros.

Keywords: tourism valorization; The Danube; Novi Sad; Hilary du Cros.



The Danube is an important pan-European Corridor VII and strategic connection with Europe and Eurasia, which should encourage the development of trade, tourism and services in Serbia. Of the total navigable length of the Danube (2580 km), 22,8 % are found on the territory of Serbia. The objectives of developing Corridor VII are defined in the Memorandum of understanding and development of pan-European Corridor VII, whose signatories are Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine and the European Commission. After the NATO bombing, all bridges in Novi Sad were demolished which caused navigability limitation of the river. ...

Literary review

The name valorization comes from the word valor, which means the price or the value [1]. Tourist valorization is a process of determination and evaluation tourist attractiveness, which are important for the development of tourism, in a particular region or a larger geographical area [2]. The result of tourist evaluation is a value [1]. Tourist valorization could be also understood as a process where tourist value is placed on domestic or foreign markets, and it could be measured with the height of the consumption realized by tourists [3]. ...

Research results

Ratings for the tourism potential of the Danube in Novi Sad and its surroundings.

*Three of researchers participated in the ratings. ...


German writer Werner Heider said: "No other European rivers cannot be compared with the Danube in terms of its historical significance. Based on the research it is shown that the Danube is a river with high potential. It has moderate robusticity and high attractiveness. It means that Danube in Novi Sad and its surrounding needs more promotion and investments for improving tourism offer, which will make it more attractive which will cause attracting more tourists.



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2. Stanković, M (2004): Turistička valorizacija geomorfoloških objekata, geo-nasleđe Srbije, Glasnik srpskog geografskog društva, sveska LXXXIV, vol. 81, br. 1, str. 79-88

3. Stanković, M (1993): Geografske osnove turističke valorizacije, Glasnik srpskog geografskog društva, sveska LXXII/1, vol. 73, br. 1, str. 33-42

4. Stanojlovic, A., Ćurčić, N., Pavlović, N. (2010): Tourism valorization of site “Lazar’s town” in Krusevac, Journal of the geographical institute “Jovan Cvijić”, vol. 60, no 2, str. 77–93.

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