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New Opportunities For Niche Tourism In Romania:Ethnographic Tourism


  • Marian-Florin BUSUIOC

    (Romanian-American University, Bucharest)

  • Tamara SIMON

    (National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism)

  • Alina Cristina NICULESCU

    (National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism)


    (National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism)


Compared with other European countries, Romania has a large number of spa resources, and the mineral waters and the various types of bio-climate are prevalent. Thus, there are approximately 2,500 mineral springs and three types of bioclimatic areas with a therapeutic effect, and in addition pits, peat and mud, clay, and saline conditions. These resources have been turned to account for about 200 years, from simple spa cures, gradually reaching a number of modern treatment centers. Increased attention given to some new forms of spa treatment through allopathic means caused, after 1990, the emergence of new forms of development of this form of tourism, yet in the rest of Europe spa tourism evolves continuously, bringing tot h fore a specialization by types condition, including new treatment patterns, increasingly based on natural factors. From this point of view, it is particularly interesting to see what the new European trends in this type of tourism are, and whether our country has been able to join this path of new challenges.

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  • Marian-Florin BUSUIOC & Tamara SIMON & Alina Cristina NICULESCU & Rodica TRIFĂNESCU, 2016. "New Opportunities For Niche Tourism In Romania:Ethnographic Tourism," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 11(4.1), pages 35-43, december.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:11:y:2016:i:4.1:p:35-43

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