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Ecotourism – model of sustainable tourist development


  • Mirela Stefanica
  • Maria Vlavian-Gurmeza


In the last years, the tendency in the tourism industry was that of return towards nature and towards the authentic cultural values. Among all the forms of tourism, ecotourism distinguishes itself through the strongest connection with the natural and cultural environment, representing the most valuable form of manifestation of sustainable tourism, with the fastest growth rhythm worldwide. Integrated in the sustainable development, ecotourism involves activities that directly contribute to the nature protection and to keeping the old human creations unaltered.

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  • Mirela Stefanica & Maria Vlavian-Gurmeza, 2010. "Ecotourism – model of sustainable tourist development," Studies and Scientific Researches. Economics Edition, "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacau, Faculty of Economic Sciences, issue 15.
  • Handle: RePEc:bac:fsecub:10-15-77

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    Ecotourism; sustainable development; sustainable tourism; environment; conservation; local population; SWOT analysis;

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    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics


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