Tourism Development


  • Tourism Development

Tourism Development

The explosion in tourist numbers in recent decades has challenged the industry to find an appropriate balance between relentlessly advocating for increasing visitor numbers on the one hand, and protecting the long-term sustainability of the business on the other. The challenges of tourism management require deep sensitivity to the fragility of natural, cultural and architectural assets while, at the same time, maximising the economic returns that can be generated for the local communities that serve as the guardian of these assets. Tourism management is also about finding innovative and interesting ways to create attractive tourism products where none previously existed.
GDSI can assist you with the planning and implementation of national and regional tourism development strategies. Our expertise has been applied to the creation of new tourism products, marketing and promotion of tourist sites, infrastructure design and training of staff in the hospitality sector. We also work to build the capacity of state institutions responsible for managing tourism.


As part of a wider programme of supports to the tourism sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we prepared a detailed Economic Feasibility Study for the Trebević Cable Car, an iconic piece of tourism infrastructure that had been damaged during the war. The Cable Care connected the old part of the city with Trebević mountain. Following our feasibility study, international investors contributed to the restoration of the facility. It was reopened in April 2018. A total of 33 modern cable cars make up the new system, which can transport up to 1,200 passengers per hour, with a ride duration of nine minutes each way.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.