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The Cultural Tourism of Blaj
The Cultural Tourism of Blaj

Author(s): Simona Spanu, Virgil Nicula
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Museology & Heritage Studies, National Economy, Tourism
Published by: Academia Română, Filiala Iași Institutul de Cercetări Economice și Sociale „Gheorghe Zane”
Keywords: Tourism; Culture; Cultural itineraries; Heritage;
Summary/Abstract: Blaj is a city with two defining dimensions: history and culture. It is the city that stands as the symbol of some of the most important moments in the history of the Romanians, the main events that marked the existence of this small town being related to its role as a religious, educational, and cultural center of both Transylvania and Romania. A tourism analysis was made in order to define sustainable directions for the development of the culturat tourism of Blaj and it was based on the answers of 151 respondents and on discussions with key people from the local administration, culture, education and religious groups. The measures suggested for supporting the capacity of the tourism sector contribute to promoting the role of culture in the sustainable development through creative economy, by increasing access to culture, increasing the diversity of cultural expressions and the integration of Romanian culture in the international cultural tourism circuit.

  • Page Range: 193-207
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: English