Dear Jessica, I'm writing you to tell
you about the possible strong development of the tourism as a unique chance for
Romania. Tourism focuses on the country's natural landscapes and its rich
history and is a significant contributor to the Romania's e 959r1722j conomy. In 2006, the
domestic and international tourism generated about 4.8% of gross domestic product and
5.8% of the total jobs (about half a million jobs).
Following commerce, tourism is the second largest component of the services
sector. Tourism is one of the most dynamic and fastest developing sectors of
the economy of Romania and characterized by a huge potential for development.
The choice of activities and places to visit is extensive. You can ski in
traditional or purpose-built mountain resorts or laze in the hot sun on the
beaches at the Black Sea. You can hike through unspoilt landscapes, where
rivers run clear, or go boating in the 5,640 sq km water wilderness of the
Danube Delta. Out of this total surface 4,340 sq km are to be found in Romania.
There one can see pelicans and other endangered birds among floating iles
overgrown with reeds. One can also enjoy the architecture, museums and
galleries of the cities. You can see folk festivals in Transylvania that are
genuine expressions of local culture, not merely staged for visitors. When you
buy local woodcarvings or pottery you buy things made to give pleasure while in
use, not just valueless souvenirs. So, what do you think about this? Do you
agree with me? Looking forward to your reply, Leslie.