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Rural Development, Tourism Businesses In Vadu And Corbu'S Municipalities

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  • Safta Dan


    (UCCJR, ASE, Facultatea de management)

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    The main purpose of this article is to present the transformation needed by a seaside rural area in an internationally competitive tourism. Vadu and Corbu areas are rural municipalities which want to develop and convert into a new city: Orion City. Therefore, Vadu and Corbu's municipalities want to become a cluster region within the tourism industries and hence turn into a resort municipality where tourists can live and run their businesses as well as providing for tourism activities. The reason why it is interesting to create a cluster region is because it comes with benefits for the companies and it helps developing the regional economy, since clusters’ lower barriers in a new business formation are the ones which improve the environment for productivity. One investment that needs to be made in the direction of becoming a great resort municipality is the start up of an Advanced Rural Tourism Vocational Education in the region, named Orion Entrepreneur. It should start with only 20 students in this programme, skilled ones, which should all want to start up own businesses within 10 years, and maybe some of them even plan to establish their companies in Orion City. Also, the two municipality councils should invest in attractions to capture tourism companies.However a trend can be estimated from the very beginning. The districts where most of the tourism businesses in Romania take place are rural areas close to populated regions, so called semi-urban areas. Or, there are no cities in Corbu and Vadu's municipality only one bigger town, Constanta. These makes us believe that, if the two rural areas want to become tourism municipalities they must invest, for example creating job opportunities and new residential areas. Therefore, the idea that I would like to promote would be to build a Las Vegas as a city of Romania, a city that would become internationally recognized as a 5-star holiday city, with hotels and rest facilities, shops and famous casinos, access to the delta, the Black Sea coast and to the historical sites for the passionate, but also access to spa treatments. These investments are needed to attract inhabitants and business people to their municipalities before the tourism companies can flourish. Investments make this type of clusters attractive.

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    Article provided by University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics in its journal The Journal of the Faculty of Economics - Economic.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 377-384

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    Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2012:i:2:p:377-384
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    1. Ron Martin & Peter Sunley, 2003. "Deconstructing clusters: chaotic concept or policy panacea?," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 3(1), pages 5-35, January.
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