The INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND RURAL TOURISM FAIR, organized by Tourism Organization of the City of Kragujevac, supported by the Local Self-Government, was held for the eighth time at the Kragujevac Šumadija Fair (November 24 - 26, 2016). More than 100 exhibitors from Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina showed their offers there. Beside the Tourism Organization of the Host City of - Kragujevac, also the Tourism Organizations of Gornji Milanovac, Kruševac, Čačak, Kraljevo, Niš, Pirot, Bor, Topola, Zaječar, Knjaževac, Aranđelovac and other cities and municipalities of Serbia, but also the neighboring countries, showed what they offered at their destinations in this autumn-winter fest period, first of all in rural communities.
Represented were also the Danube, Silver Lake, Golubac, National Park Đerdap, the mountains Kopaonik, Zlatibor and Tara. Tourism  Organization of Vojvodina united the participation of tourism resorts from its territory, while the National Tourism Organization of Serbia promoted the total rural offer of Serbia, new campaigns and brochures. National Association of Travel Agencies of Serbia - YUTA showed the winter and fest package range of its members. As declared by Ms. Snežana Milisavljević, CEO of the Tourism Organization of the City of Kragujevac, "This year's fair gathered the exhibitors each of which brought the most beautiful from its area and all this together provides excellent tourism product for the international market".  Opening this event in the city visited, according to the statistics, in the past nine months by 10% more guests than in the same period last year, Ms. Renata Pindžo PhD, Assistant Minister of Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, announced "In 2017, the Ministry, which adopted the strategic document of Serbian tourism development in the following 10 years, will support this event again, which won its position in the whole region". 
A form part of the 8th INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND RURAL TOURISM FAIR were also consulting sessions with the topic "Availability of Tourism Development Funds with the Focus to Serbian Rural Areas", expert lectures within rural tourism, round table conferences "Problems and Perspectives of the Rural Tourism Development in Serbia", "Development of the Territorial Integrity of Šumadija Region through the Support to the Key Sectors of Rural Economics" and others, professional workshops, presentations and tasting of the authentic food of some rural households and restaurants. Walking tours in Kragujevac, a drive by the brand of Kragujevac automobile industry - "Fićas", cultural/artistic societies performances, as well as the competition in   "Šumadija Tea" cooking - hot brandy were also organized for the Fair visitors.


The 8th INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND RURAL TOURISM FAIR was followed also by the selling WINTER SALAD AND HANDICRAFT FAIR and the best ones were awarded on the last Fair day.

     1. TO Trebinje, 2. TO Despotovac and 3. TO Paraćin
     1. NTO Makedonija, 2. TO Niš and 3. TO Herceg Novi
     1. Region East Serbia, 2. TO Kruševac and 3. TO Knić
     Mountaineering ecological club "Gora" and Mountaineering society "Žeželj"






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