The 3rd Thematic Working Group Meeting “Sustainable tourism promotion in rural areas”

The 3rd Thematic Working Group Meeting “Sustainable tourism promotion in rural areas” took place at Pianu de Jos, Alba County on 17-18 June 2015.

As usual Greentourism Ecologic Association represented by Mr. Constantin Serban was an active presence at the meeting, focusing the discussion on rural sustainable tourism as a big chance for revenue growth in rural areas.
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Day I

First Mr. Serban thanked the network for eventually adopting the proposed new name of the group since the first GLT 3 Meeting in Zimnicea and for comming to discuss the specific topics.
He stressed that sustainable rural tourism (sustainable, responsible etc) can and should be a component of the wider green tourism.
He spurred discussions on concrete proposals for sub-measures 6.2 and 6.4 guidelines
He encouraged the participants to express themselves on the need of implementation of a differentiated green services marketing system in tourism.

He brought up the role of natural heritage as a factor for sustainable tourism development in rural areas besides the specific cultural heritage;
He also stressed the importance of sustainable tourism to capitalize by farmers long history of Romania in relation to agriculture and livestock in harmony with the natural environment.

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Day II

Regarding the role of natural heritage tourism as a factor for sustainable tourism development in rural areas we have made several presentations:

– Brief presentation of our association.

– “Sustainable tourism in the Carpathian Convention”

– “Cartoon”  short eco-movie

– “PGL system”

– Short prezentation about “Valachian Vatra” project.

Overview Cycling tourism and rural development focusing on two main cyclotourists impending trans scheduled to go through southwestern Romania – EuroVelo6 (which in our area overlaps in large part with the Danube Bike Path – DCR) and EuroVelo13 (Curtain Bike Path Metals – ICT).

It was indicated MAE ORDER no. 697 of 27 April 2015 on the enforcement of international treaties, published in the Official Gazette number 327 dated May 14, 2015 which was referred to in Articles agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of Serbia regarding the establishment of international crossing points
Romanian-Serbian border state between localities:
1) Moldova Noua (Romania) and Golubac (Serbia), signed in Belgrade on 2 December 2013 in Bucharest on 11 December 2013 of an international border crossing point of the Romanian-Serbian state
2) Long (Romania) and Nakovo (Republic of Serbia), signed in Bucharest on 5 November 2014 Belgrade on 16 December 2014
3) Valcani (Romania) and Vrbica (Republic of Serbia), signed in Bucharest on 5 November 2014 Belgrade on 16 December 2014, and
4) Foeni (Romania) and Jasa Tomic (Serbia), signed in Bucharest on 21 October 2014 Belgrade on November 7, 2014.

I stressed the need for a Government Decision on marking the establishment of the National Network routes and cycle tourism Bike Path Marked in Romania (RNTCMR) according Bicyclists Federation of Romania.

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