IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

National and Tourist Identity of Cities. The Case Study of Belgrade

Listed author(s):
  • Dorde Comic
  • Slavoljub Vicic


    (College of Hotel Management, Belgrade, Serbia)

Registered author(s):

    The paper explores some key aspects of postmodern urban theory, empirical aspects of the common identity of European cities, their importance for the development of intra-continental tourism, acculturation and process of integration. In the context of the theory of consumer society and the concept of "experience society", the cities are treated as producers of touristic experiences. Based on the accepted explanatory framework and criteria, the focus of research is on the particular case of Belgrade, which simultaneously possesses the national and European identity. The results of the research related to important events, attractions, associations and symbols, based on the opinion of foreign tourists, are presented using previously established methodology and empirical data. Then the Top 10 ranking tourist attractions of the Tourist Organization of Belgrade, and a list of ten most visited attractions by tourists, are critically analyzed. The mutual comparative analysis of Top 10 list of attractions in Belgrade by two foreign sites, and their comparative analysis with the previous list of TOB is also presented. In this way, by identifying the touristic focal points which stand out as key markers of hybrid - local and European identity of the capital of Serbia. Finally, based on the analysis of successful experiences of European cities, one can determine the main directions for the reconstruction of the identity of Belgrade, as well as the creation of its new brand and touristic image.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Faculty of Management in Tourism and Commerce Timisoara, "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University, Timisoara, Romania in its journal Quaestus Multidisciplinary Research Journal.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 15-27

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:dcc:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:2:p:15-27
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:dcc:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:2:p:15-27. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Luiza Caraivan)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.