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Sustainability 2017, 9(6), 875; doi:10.3390/su9060875

Management of a Tourist Village Establishment in Mountainous Area through Analysis of Costs and Incomes

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Faculty of Agricultural Management, Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania”, Calea Aradului no.119, 300645 Timisoara, Romania
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University of Economic Studies, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Caderea Bastiliei no.2-10, 010615 Bucharest, Romania
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Aurel Vlaicu University, Faculty of Economics, Bd. Revolutiei no.77, 310130 Arad, Romania
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Academic Editors: Elena Cristina Rada and Lucian Ionel Cioca
Received: 16 March 2017 / Revised: 14 May 2017 / Accepted: 15 May 2017 / Published: 23 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Risk Assessment and Management)
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The popularity of rural areas and especially the mountainous ones, as a possibility to spend the vacation has increased in most countries. Almost all mountain areas can provide great opportunities for the development of various forms of rural tourism, there being many examples according to which many mountain areas, through appropriate and effective strategies of capitalizing the resources through the forms of rural tourism, start from the pioneer stage to a real valuable alternative in socio-economic terms for the rural area. One of the concepts that are increasingly used is the “tourist village”, its main issue, consisting in the return of the investment, an aspect that we will discuss in this paper. The paper presents an analysis of the way in which the occupancy degree affects the period of amortization of the initial investment. Concretely, in the case of the medium-sized tourist village, the minimum occupancy degree for the amortization of the initial investment, starts from about 25% for the investment without a loan, but subsidy in proportion of 50% and reaches at about 85% in the case of an investment with loan, for a period of 10 years, without advance or subsidy and with an interest of 7%. Initial investments were established for a holiday village in the Romanian countryside. View Full-Text
Keywords: rural tourism; tourist village; mountain area; costs and incomes rural tourism; tourist village; mountain area; costs and incomes
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Ciolac, R.; Rujescu, C.; Constantinescu, S.; Adamov, T.; Dragoi, M.C.; Lile, R. Management of a Tourist Village Establishment in Mountainous Area through Analysis of Costs and Incomes. Sustainability 2017, 9, 875.

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