Assessment of tourist climate comfort on the example of Novi Sad

Nina ?egar, Sandra Vukašinovi?, Milica Dobri?, Uroš Durlevi?

Abstract


Climate elements are one of the most important factors for tourism development. This study aims to show the values of the tourist climate comfort index based on monthly values. For the needs of the research, the method of tourist climate comfort (TCCI) was used, on the example of the city of Novi Sad. Meteorological data for the climatological period of 30 years (1991–2020) from the meteorological station Rimski Šan?evi were analysed. Meteorological data that were observed, analysed, and statistically processed are: mean monthly air temperature, monthly temperature amplitude, mean monthly humidity, monthly insolation, and number of rainy days. The obtained results indicate that May and September are the most climatologically suitable months for tourist activities. Data on the number of tourist arrivals and their overnight stays in this area covers the period from 2004-2020. In this paper, a linear correlation between the value of climate comfort and the number of tourists has been made in order to provide local authorities and tourism organizations a more precise overview of the perception and valorisation of climate elements for the improvement of tourist potential.

Key words: Novi Sad, tourist climate comfort index, climatic elements, Rimski Šan?evi, tourist potential

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