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Ecotourism - the Main Form of Tourism Exploitation of Protected Natural Areas


  • Anca Turtureanu

    () (Danubius University of Galati, Romania)

  • Cornelia Tureac

    () (Danubius University of Galati, Romania)

  • Bogdan Andronic

    () (Danubius University of Galati, Romania)

  • Alexandra Ivan

    () (Danubius University of Galati, Romania)

  • Alin Filip

    () (Danubius University of Galati, Romania)


The ecotourism has a significant role in the economic development of this zones or regions as tourist attractions. The most important positive contributions refers to the state revenue generated by tourist spending and export / import of goods complementary for receiving countries, and the boost of investment in various sectors, so the multiplier effect of tourism by contributing to the economic prosperity of the country. Tourist activities carried out under the banner of ecotourism offer opportunities specific to the local population and tourist industry is forced to use natural resources in a sustainable manner and to assess the valuable natural and cultural objectives. As reflected in the various views reflected in literature, ecotourism is also an industry in the tourist market, designed to meet the special travel needs. Because these approaches can be considered ecotourism and tourism market segment, having a common language with cultural and rural tourism, as demonstrated previously. Originally designed as an alternative to mass tourism, ecotourism is materialized as a solution to combat negative effects and minimize impacts on natural ecosystems.

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  • Anca Turtureanu & Cornelia Tureac & Bogdan Andronic & Alexandra Ivan & Alin Filip, 2011. "Ecotourism - the Main Form of Tourism Exploitation of Protected Natural Areas," Acta Universitatis Danubius. OEconomica, Danubius University of Galati, issue 2(2), pages 65-73, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:dug:actaec:y:2011:i:2:p:65-73

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    1. Irina-Virginia Dragulanescu & Maricica Drutu (Ivan), 2012. "Rural Tourism for Local Economic Development," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 2(Special 1), pages 196-203, May.
    2. Dorobantu, Maria Roxana & Nistoreanu, Puiu, 2012. "Rural Tourism and Ecotourism – the Main Priorities in Sustainable Development Orientations of Rural Local Communities in Romania," MPRA Paper 31480, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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