СОЦИЈАЛЕН ТУРИЗАМ НАСПРОТИ СОЦИЈАЛНИТЕ ФУНКЦИИ НА ТУРИЗМОТ
This paper examines comparisons between the terms „Social Tourism“ and „Social Functions of Tourism“ and their application. The use of both in our public discourse, by tourism professionals, academicians, and the media, is often mixed up in that they are used as synonyms, whereas tourism science makes clear differentiation between the two terms. This paper clarifies those differences and references practical examples in the public discourse when both terms are being mixed up in a single term, resulting in negative implications on the social tourism – which means „tourism for all people“. This paper draws on authors’ own research as well as on analyses of professional books, articles and media reviews in the field of society and tourism. The aim of this paper is to further familiarize readership with the term “social tourism” and its future correct application, so that it doesn’t get synonymous application with the term „social functions of tourism“.
Key words: social, society, tourism, freedom, travel.
ЈЕЛ класификација: L8, L83