The social dimension of sustainable tourism has been more recently introduced than ecologic and economic dimensions and it focuses on host community as its core element. It is however of great difficulty to quantify through universally accepted indicators the sustainable tourism aspects and its social elements in particular. The most noticeable attempts in this matter showed the survey as the most appropriate method to emphasize social aspects of sustainable tourism and the local and micro regional level as the suitable scale to study it. In the attempt to underline social aspects of sustainable tourism a survey was applied in a highly dynamic tourism area situated in the northern part of the Eastern Romanian Carpathians. The questionnaire focused on top indicators revealed by experts with extended experience on the field. The results showed that tourism domain is of real interest for local people improving general living conditions, providing jobs and local income and generally strengthening the economic environment.
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