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Title: Critical issues in sustainable tourism development in Romania
Alternative title / Subtitle: challenges and lessons for Kenya
Authors: Κουρούπη - Κελγιαννάκη, Γεωργία
Okech, Roselyne N.
Nedelea, Alexandru
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Regional development;Βιώσιμη ανάπτυξη;Ρουμανία;Κένυα;Περιφερειακή ανάπτυξη;Sustainable development;Romania;Kenya
Subjects: Geography
Issue Date: 4-Aug-2014
Date of availability: 4-Aug-2014
Publisher: Λαλούμης, Δημήτρης
Abstract: Sustainability as a concept involves a number of different strands. Environmental, ecological and economic factors assume that it is applicable in the technical sciences, whereas social and political factors relate to power and values. Within these strands, questions of scale, family, community, region, timescale, project life, indefinite and so on are critical elements. Without any notable exceptions the Romanian specialists and the foreign ones agree upon the fact that the Romanian tourism potential could compete with the touristic supply of any other country in the world thus significantly contributing to the income growth. Today, the Romanian hospitality industry confronts itself with problems such as: the decline of the internal and external touristic demand, an old touristic product, the low standard in the services which do not satisfy the tourists` expectations, the payment and too high prices compared to the quality of the services, an insufficient promotion. Kenya on the other hand is also faced with challenges in the promotion of other aspects of tourism products other than wildlife and the Maasai. This paper hence seeks to redress the critical issues in sustainable tourism development in the two countries and in so doing, hopes to outline the way forward in the 21st century.
Language: English
Citation: Okech, R., Nedelea, A. & Κουρούπη - Κελγιαννάκη, Γ. (December 2008). Critical issues in sustainable tourism development in Romania: challenges and lessons for Kenya. 7: 133-147.
Journal: Τουριστικά Θέματα
Tourism Issues
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τεύχος 07 (Δεκέμβριος 2008)

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