DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.058

NATIONAL APPROACHES TO GEOTOURISM AND GEOPARKS IN ROMANIA

O. M. Stoleriu
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 437-444 pp

ABSTRACT
The paper is aimed to highlight the way geoparks and geotourism are understood and planned in the Romanian national policy and practice. Given the complex purpose of geoparks, the study focuses on the way geotourist experiences are built by the local managers of Hateg Country Dinosaurs Geopark in relation with the concepts of tourist authenticity and sense of place.

Keywords: geotourism, geoparks, destination management, tourism policy.