Sustainable Development Through Eco-Cultural Tourism

Diana-Mihaela Pociovalisteanu, George Niculescu
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XIII, Issue 2, 149-160, 2010
EOI: 10.11214/thalassinos.13.02.012

Abstract:

Beginning with the fact that performant strategies of the financial institutions have programmes and management Eco-cultural tourism is usually defined as a concept in which ecological and cultural aspects of a landscape are combined to create a site for tourists. It is proposed as a way for communities with rather low economic resources to develop. Sustainability and participation are both crucial for the long-term future of this form of tourism. A key element to the success of eco-cultural tourism is local control in the planning, development and maintenance of these sites. Eco-cultural tourism also provides ways for the practice of archaeology and anthropology to mix and to articulate with wider society, although it may also put the two disciplines against each other. Eco-cultural tourism reflects present-day practice, but also acts as a model for how cultural and eco-tourism could be employed by local people to build an empowered, sustainable future in similar settings elsewhere.


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