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Ethnofolklor - Vector of Rural Tourism Revitalization in Valcea County


  • Puiu Nistoreanu

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies)

  • Roxana Maria Dorobantu

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies)


This paper discusses perception and links of ethnofolkloric potential from Romania, in general, and from Valcea County, in particular. The purpose of this paper is to show the link between cultural tourism and ethnofolklor which can help on promoting the rural tourism in Romania. We examine the perceived benefits of ethnofolklor by examining the importance of this activity in accomplishing with cultural tourism and rural tourism. Rural tourism, as a particular form of tourism, has come to be considered as a sacred or spiritual journey, spending leisure time from this spiritual point of view. This paper considers the extent to which a relationship exists between rural tourism and spiritual experiences connected to ethnofolkloric potential.

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  • Puiu Nistoreanu & Roxana Maria Dorobantu, 2012. "Ethnofolklor - Vector of Rural Tourism Revitalization in Valcea County," International Journal of Economic Practices and Theories, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 2(3), pages 109-118, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:ijeptp:v:2:y:2012:i:3:p:109-118

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    1. Armand Faganel, 2011. "Developing Sustainable Agrotourism in Central and East European Countries," Academica Turistica - Tourism and Innovation Journal, University of Primorska Press, vol. 4(1), pages 55-62.
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    crafts; ethnofolklor; tourism; rural tourism; regional development; traditions;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • Q26 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth


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