On the date definitely proved to be good, 50th International Tourism Fair was held in Novi Sad (October 5 - 7, 2017). Better profiled, richer in features, more seriously oriented to the selected target groups, the Fair, having the Partner Country Montenegro also this year, managed to gather about 170 exhibitors, which is much more than in previous years. The focus on The Danube Region through the connection of the local, regional and everything being the tourism addition through cooperation and culture, interesting side event programs, the exhibition On the Roman Emperors' Routes, Wine Knights and Wine Street, gastronomy, but also the offer of travel packages at lower prices and with the Fair discount, provide hope the Fair went to find the right conception.
In the exhibiting section of the Fair, opened by Ivan Đoković, Vice-President of the Provincial Government and the Provincial Secretary for the Economy and Tourism, the tourism offer of Serbia and the Region was presented. Tourism Organization of Vojvodina gathered about thirty Municipality Tourism Organizations, thus uniting the attendances of Apatin, Junaković Spa, Bač, Bački Petrovac, Bela Crkva, Kanjiža, Kovačica, Pančevo, Zrenjanin, Sombor, Palić, Subotica, Sremski Karlovci, Vršac, Vrdnik and other resorts and it also participated in the organization of the 2nd Review of Wine Knight Orders of Serbia. The exhibiting conception was supported also by the National Tourism Organization of Serbia with about ten local Tourism Organizations, Serbian Spas Association with its several members, such as Vrnjačka Spa, Niška Spa, Bukovička Spa, Atomic Spa Gornja Trepča and others. The participants were also the Tourism Resort Kopaonik, Ski Resorts of Serbia, Western Serbia Region with the offer of Zlatibor, Tara and other destinations. Tourism Organization of the City of Novi Sad featured the application of audio guide of the Museum of Vojvodina and NS Concert of the Year and the event Serbia Fashion Week were announced, as well.


The greatest Fair attraction was the exhibition On the Roman Emperors' Routes, which connects into a unit of plentiful ancient heritage all Emperor's resorts along the Danube at the territory of Serbia, with the idea to use this more than 600 km long cultural route for the cultural tourism development. After it had been all over the world, it was shown now also in Serbia. The presentation of 18 Roman Emperors born in the regions of the present Serbia, was supplemented by pictures and items from the daily life of a Roman family, garments from that time, the Roman legionaries' fights, as well as gastronomic specialties of that time.


This year, the Novi Sad Tourism Fair had also several  interesting side event programs: the Conference with the topic Destination Branding and Media in Tourism, the project promotion Tourism Development of the City of Novi Sad by the Creation of New Tourism Products - Family Tourism, presentation of the
Tourism Offer of the Region, organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Vojvodina, B2B Platform within the international meetings The Career Days, accomplished under cooperation with the European Entrepreneurship Network, lectures within nautical tourism, executed by THE DANUBE PROPELLER Association, The Senior Professional Chefs Competition, the first Gastro Cup Serbia, the Wine Street was installed and within the Gastro Planet the representatives of the Embassies in Serbia cooked there.

Along with the Tourism and Sport Fair (October 5 -7, 2017), there were also Hunting, Fishing and Sport Fair LORIST, Horticulture Fair, ECO WORLD Fair (October 3 - 10, 2017) and the Horse Breeding and Equipment Fair (October 5 - 8, 2017). 
Finally, the conclusion remains the Tourism Fair  in Novi Sad, which had so far problems with the conception, makes a step forward. And if it will also pick up the pace, already the next year will show. 

ISTN provides attached the winners list of many awards and recognitions granted at the 50th International Tourism Fair in Novi Sad







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