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TLA – A Innovative Problemsolving Approach to Regional Development


  • Andreea Ionică

    (University of Petroşani, Romania)

  • Virginia Băleanu

    (University of Petroşani, Romania)

  • Sabina Irimie

    (University of Petroşani, Romania)


The Tourism Learning Areas approach (TLA) develops an innovative approach, that of learning areas, to upgrade skills in the tourism industry, thus enhancing the economic and social dimension in the tourist areas and improving competitiveness. The tourism sector is at the heart of the transformation that is taking place due to globalization, being instrumental in developing the global economy through increased travel opportunities, making use of new technologies to deliver its multiple products and services, and being used as a central tool in local and regional development strategies. However, the continued growth and sustainability of the sector also has to be adapted to these new conditions, which is why learning to innovate is so important.

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  • Andreea Ionică & Virginia Băleanu & Sabina Irimie, 2007. "TLA – A Innovative Problemsolving Approach to Regional Development," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 7, pages 201-206.
  • Handle: RePEc:pet:annals:v:7:y:2006:p:201-206

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