This paper presents the study of the status and problems in rural areas of Vojvodina. Vojvodina villages that are economically and demographically devastated have been singled out. Special emphasis is placed on the status and perspectives of development of rural tourism in this Province as one of the supplemental sources of revenues of rural households. Some of the present limitations of faster development of this branch of economy have also been pointed out. In the end, the development opportunities of this form of economic activity in rural areas are pointed out, with a special emphasis on salas farmsteads as specific forms of rural way of life and organising of agricultural production.