Madalina Georgiana Boboc, Nicu Ciobotaru, Theodor Lupei, Andreea Moncea, Monica Matei, Lucian Laslo, Deak Gyorgy
wetlands, tourism suitability, ecosystem services, cultural services, mapping methods
The tourism sector provides good opportunities for many developing countries, wetlands for instance playing a vital part in this success. The connections between tourism and wetlands is however complex and sometimes in opposite. Thus, tourism can affect wetlands in many ways by causing habitat loss, pollution, noise or over-consumption of water. But with appropriate planning, the tourism can also be a novel mechanism for financing the nature conservation and improvement of local livelihoods. The production of tourism suitability map concerning Romanian Wetlands, achieved in the paper, involved many steps. The procedure started through defining of the base substrate (location of all localities with accommodation units from the Romanian territory) achieved with the GIS techniques and taking into account the number of habitants per localities, the area of the wetlands, the access to transportation routes, the average time of the tourists stay and the number of tourists at one hundred of habitants. All these generated criteria were classified in 5 ranks and for the each rank was attributed a value between 5 and 1, the final results being the mapping of tourism suitability of the Romanian localities, situated in the wetlands neighborhood.
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Madalina Georgiana Boboc, Nicu Ciobotaru, Theodor Lupei, Andreea Moncea, Monica Matei, Lucian Laslo, Deak Gyorgy. (2016) Methodologies of Mapping the Cultural Services. Tourism Pretability of Wetlands. International Journal of Tourism, 1, 15-21