CHARACTERISTICS OF AGROTOURIST ACTIVITY IN ARIESENI AREA PUBLISHEDADAMOV TABITA CORNELIA, IANCU TIBERIU, FEHER ANDREA, CIOLAC RAMONA, IANCU MIHAELA
On Romania’s territory we meet great a variety of cultural-historical values (folk art, ethnography, folklore, traditions, historical sites), a precious natural landscape, harmoniously combined with a rich landscape, all constituting in a valuable tourism potential and with certain special values for Romanian rural tourism. Currently, the Romanian rural tourism has a large development, this potential being in close connection with other forms of tourism: tourism circuit, spa tourism, religious tourism, hunting tourism, rest tourism and tourism of the weekend. Being known the fact that, currently, the decline of domestic tourist traffic is primarily due to the large share that population with low incomes holds and therefore unavailable for practicing a tourism activity, the policy of tourism development at the national level should focus on the development of some forms of tourism that address particularly to this category of population - rural tourism and agrotourism. This form of tourism, presents an important social dimension, both through practicing some lower prices and by its specificity, being a form of tourism of family, tourism for youth, tourism of leisure. Arieşeni mountainous area is characterized through a rich natural and cultural heritage. Both traditional cultural values (folk art, folklore, ethnography, traditions) but also the nature of the area indicates a large possibility of capitalization of tourist potential through rural tourism, currently being already standing out a growing demand for this form of tourism, coming booth from the country and from abroad.
rural tourism, tourism traffic, cultural values, tourist potential