THE ANALYSIS OF AGROTOURIST ACTIVITY IN BUKOVINA PUBLISHEDADAMOV TABITA CORNELIA
For Romania agrotourism is a form of tourism that enjoys of the greatest potential, its development being a tool of sustainable development, both economically but also socially and culturally for Romanian rural area. Favorable relief conditions that are available, the beauty of landscapes, clean air, water, mountain areas, traditions and customs kept alive, and in the present, the specific of Moldavian gastronomy and not least the well-known hospitality of the locals, make from Bucovina one of the Romania's main tourist areas. Even if the inhabitants of these places understand the need of capitalization of existing tourist resources in this area and they crossed to the development of accommodation infrastructure by converting their homes in agrotourist guesthouses by building new accommodation structures, however, the tourist potential of this land is not yet intense exploited. The main problems encountered are related to the quality and standards of provided tourist services, involving of the hosts in agrotourism activities, lack of collaboration between local authorities and guesthouses operators, but the infrastructure and funding sources remain major issues - national issues.
agrotourism, agrotourist guesthouses, sustainable development, traditions and customs kept