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Sustainability 2017, 9(1), 56; doi:10.3390/su9010056

Perspectives of Sustainable Development of Tourism in the North-East Region of Romania

Faculty of Economics and Public Administration, “Ştefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Suceava 720229, Romania
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Received: 16 November 2016 / Revised: 23 December 2016 / Accepted: 26 December 2016 / Published: 31 December 2016
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In this paper we propose to highlight the tourism evolution and its intensity in the North-East region of Romania, compared to two regions with similar touristic potential from the Eastern European Union: Subcarpathia from Poland and Central Slovakia. We analysed if the EU attachment of Romania, Poland, and Slovakia had some effects on tourism development in the three regions mentioned. Issues arising from the analysis of the current situation of tourism will allow us to draw some sustainable development directions of tourism in the North-East region based on conserving and capitalizing the uniqueness of the area. We will consider the experience of the other two regions, trying to adapt them to the situation of the North-East region. Based on the analysis we have made, we consider that other countries can inspire us by authorities’ initiatives in supporting tourism, good human resources training, entrepreneurship stimulation, and assistance in accessing financial resources, including EU ones. View Full-Text
Keywords: tourism; North-East region; sustainable development; rurality; European Union tourism; North-East region; sustainable development; rurality; European Union
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Scutariu, A.-L.; Nastase, C.; Popescu, M. Perspectives of Sustainable Development of Tourism in the North-East Region of Romania. Sustainability 2017, 9, 56.

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