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Is Romanian Rural Tourism Sustainable? Revealing Particularities

Daniela Ruxandra Andrei (), Rodica-Manuela Gogonea, Marian Zaharia and Jean-Vasile Andrei ()
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Daniela Ruxandra Andrei: IT, Statistics and Mathematic Department, Romanian American University, 18 Expozitiei St., Sector 1, Bucharest 012101, Romania
Jean-Vasile Andrei: IT, Statistics and Mathematic Department, Romanian American University, 18 Expozitiei St., Sector 1, Bucharest 012101, Romania

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Jean Vasile Andrei

Sustainability, 2014, vol. 6, issue 12, 1-13

Abstract: Research on sustainable tourism involves developing an appropriate framework to highlight the interdependences of economic, social and environmental systems. The interdependence is based on the entropy of the system while respecting the principle of holism and diversity of rural tourism sustainability. In this context, sustainability in general and rural tourism in particular can be considered a complex system of development, which in some ways can be studied by statistical and econometric methods that allow the analysis of the interdependences between the variables of rural tourism at county level and at the level of rural communities. Conducting such studies involves identifying the rural communities where rural tourism has reached significant levels. Based on this consideration, this paper aims to identify the development regions and counties of Romania where the trends of development of rural tourism are significantly above the average recorded at country level, as a first step towards particular studies of sustainability in rural communities.

Keywords: rural tourism; economic growth; overnight stays; GDP; econometric model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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