R. Blaj


CONCERNS ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE ECOTOURISM TO A SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT

R. Blaj, Mirela Stanciu

Abstract
The study presents the ecotourism as a part of the sustainable tourism, setting the strong and the weak points of the romanian ecotourism, off. We carried a SWOT analysis out, resulting the elements which may transform the romanian ecotourism market in a reference market for the tourists. We also present the first ecotourism associations in Romania, as well as The Ecotourism Association Romania, the one which elaborated the basic principles of the present and future ecotourism.

Key words: ecotourism, sustainable tourism, ecotourist principles

CONSIDERATII PRIVIND CONTRIBUTIA ECOTURISMULUI LA DEZVOLTAREA RURALA DURABILA

R. Blaj, Mirela Stanciu

Rezumat
Lucrarea prezinta ecoturismul ca parte componenta a turismului durabil. Sunt puse īn evidenta punctele forte si slabe ale ecoturismului īn Romānia. S-a efectuat o analiza SWOT care arata elementele ce pot face din piata ecoturistica din tara noastra, o destinatie aflata īn topul preferintelor turistilor.
De asemenea, sunt prezentate primele asociatii ecoturistice din Romānia, precum Asociatia Ecoturistica din Romānia care a elaborat principiile care stau la baza ecoturismului prezent si viitor.

Cuvinte cheie: ecoturism, turism durabil, principii ecoturistice