M-Gam Model Based Evaluation of Gradac River Gorge for Geotourism Development

Izdanje: Tourism and Sustainable Development Challenges, Opportunities, and Contradictions

DOI: 10.15308/Sitcon-2020-48-60

Oblast: Conference Papers

Stranice: 48-60

Apstrakt:
The results obtained through evaluation of the Gradac River Gorge by applying the M-GAM model are presented in this study. The main goal of the research was to observe current state and explore possibilities for geotourism development in this area. By virtue of numerous indicators and sub-indicators, which are categorized either in group of Main or Additional values, this methodology gives us good insight in potentials of geoturism development. In addition, the methodology has been improved by involving tourists. This approach offers a more objective perspective of the needs of tourists and provides a starting point for further research. Recently, Serbia has been included in UNESCO’s Global Geopark Network due to the Djerdap Gorge being made the country’s first geopark. The Gradac Gorge is equally valuable; it has vast geoheritage, extraordinary landscapes, lush vegetation, and rich cultural and historical heritage. The geomorphological uniqueness of Gradac is the distinct meandering of the lower part of the river valley. Considering that it’s also a protected area (a Landscape of Outstanding Features), a valuable fishing area, and one of the most important tourist sites in Valjevo Region, it has high potential to become one of Serbia’s future Geoparks. The obtained results show the gorge having exceptional potential for geotourism development. On the other hand, it’s necessary to improve the guide service, the visitor center, and more additional values.
Ključne reči: Geotourism, M-GAM model, evaluation, geoheritage, Gradac River Gorge.
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  • 48-60 ( veličina: 1,89 MB, broj pregleda: 80 )

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BibTeX format
@article{article,
  author  = {J. Milenković, M. Lukić and J. Milovanović}, 
  title   = {M-Gam Model Based Evaluation of Gradac River Gorge for Geotourism Development},
  journal = {Tourism and Sustainable Development Challenges, Opportunities, and Contradictions},
  year    = 2020,
  pages   = {48-60},
  doi     = {10.15308/Sitcon-2020-48-60}
}
RefWorks Tagged format
RT Conference Proceedings
A1 Jelena Milenković
A1 Milica Lukić
A1 Jelena Milovanović
T1 M-Gam Model Based Evaluation of Gradac River Gorge for Geotourism Development
AD Univerzitet Singidunum, Beograd, Beograd, Srbija
YR 2020
NO doi: 10.15308/Sitcon-2020-48-60
Unapred formatirani prikaz citata
J. Milenković, M. Lukić and J. Milovanović, M-Gam Model Based Evaluation of Gradac River Gorge for Geotourism Development, Univerzitet Singidunum, Beograd, 2020, doi:10.15308/Sitcon-2020-48-60