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Tourism And Sustainable Development


  • Gina Ionela Butnaru

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department Management, Marketing and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania)

  • Mirela Stefanica

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department Management, Marketing and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania)


Tourism and sustainable development are the subject of many initiatives and public or private debates in Romania. The main problem to which these initiatives try to find an answer is mostly related to the income generation for the local communities by using rationally and efficiently the local potential, in agreement with the economic, social, natural, and cultural factors. Consequently, some measures should be taken, and the tourist sector as a whole needs all the methods of sustainable development: new technologies, change of social behaviour, change of environmental legislation, methods of environmental management, better planning and development of control procedures. In this article, we presented a model of tourism development which should be applied in all the regions of great tourist attraction, and we realised a synthesis of the socio-economic advantages of sustainable tourism.

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  • Gina Ionela Butnaru & Mirela Stefanica, 2014. "Tourism And Sustainable Development," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 6(2), pages 32-45, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2014:v:6:i:2:p:32-45

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    tourism; sustainable development; lasting development Romania;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development


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