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Speleological Objects as Tourist Motives

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Speleology of Montenegro

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Speleological tourism is a specific type of tourism. This type of tourism, as a segment of the tourist offer, contains unique and unique motives, which are mostly available to a small number of people. Starting from the goal and the number of visitors, we can single out different subtypes of speleotourisms, such as esthetic, sports, educational and scientific research, which can be realized through individual and group visits. Montenegro, with its diverse underground world, which consists of thousands of speleological objects, has great potential for positioning speleotourisms and meeting the needs of this target group of tourists. The interior of speleological objects has always been a strong motive for exploration, but it has long been available to a small number of people who had the courage to step into the earth's interior and embark on the conquest of the unknown. With the progress of human society, there has been a positive shift in this type of human activity, and thus the provision of conditions for acquainting a larger number of people with these natural values. The tourist valorization of these tourist resources is very complex, both in bringing the facilities to the tourist purpose, and in training the staff who will lead the tourists in tours of these magnificent karst underground forms. Probably the only case in the world is Montenegro with its speleological objects. Thanks to the geological structure and the dominant representation of limestone terrains, speleological tourism can in a very high-quality way complement the tourist offer of Montenegro as a tourist destination. During the research of Montenegro so far, several hundred speleological objects have been examined, and several thousands have been recorded. Of all these, two objects deserve more attention for their characteristics.

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Perović, Đ., Vujačić, D., Grozdanić, G. (2024). Speleological Objects as Tourist Motives. In: Barovic, G. (eds) Speleology of Montenegro . Cave and Karst Systems of the World. Springer, Cham.

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