The Villages with Fortified Churches in the South of Transylvania - Tourism and Economic Potential

Corina-Mihaela Petre (Răşineanu)
JEL codes: 
R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes, R22 - Other Demand.
Seven of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania have been declared UNESCO sites, thusbecomingprotectedareas. Being inhabited by Romanians, Saxons, Hungarians and Szeklers, thesettlementsrepresent a charmingandpicturesque model of stability and prosperity in the area. Thisstudyanalyzesthe economic andtourism impact of the declaration of theseareas as UNESCO sitesand an analysis of theobjectivestobeachieved in ordertoensure a long-term economic tourismbaseddevelopment of theentirearea. This is where thevillageswithfortifiedchurches in southernTransylvania are located.
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