Agenda

DAY 1

04 April 2014

15.30 – 16.00 – Registration and welcome coffee.

16.00 – 16.30 – Official opening of the conference.

16.30 – 17.00 – Tourism and rural development – a complex relationship.

17.00 – 18.00 – Identifying the place of rural development through tourism within national and European policies.

Rural Romania today. Trends and opportunities. The advantages of responsible tourism.

20.00 – 21.00 – Dinner

 

DAY 2

05 April 2014

Section 1. Exploiting the potential of local communities through tourism.

9.00 – 11.00 – Rural destinations. Models to exploit the potential of rural areas through responsible tourism. Competitive rural destinations.

11.00 – 11.30 – Coffee break

Section 2. Promoting responsible tourism in rural areas.

11.30 – 13.00 – Management and marketing responsible tourism products in rural areas. Strategies for the integration and harmonization of the elements (culture, nature, agriculture, local products, events, gastronomy, architecture, costumes and traditions, etc.) in the touristic product. Community participation and cooperation of public authorities within travel industry.

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 – Strategies to promote local identity through tourism. Local branding.

Section 3: Education and training role in tourism development.

15.00 – 16.00 – Education and training – quality premises for  responsible tourism. Human capital development and the quality of touristic services.

16.00 – 16.30 – Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00 – Entrepreneurship in rural responsible tourism.

20.00 – 22.00 – Dinne

 

DAY 3

06 April 2014

Section 4. Financing responsible tourism in rural areas.

9.00 – 10.00 – Developing rural tourism. Research and development programs in responsible tourism.

10.00 – 11.00 – Methods of financing responsible tourism in rural areas.

11.00 – 11.30 – Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 – Conclusions