Danubius International Conferences, Dunarea - axa a identitatii europene - prima editie

Valuing the Touristic Potential of Natural Protected Areas from the Lower Danube Area

Anca Turtureanu
Last modified: 2011-07-01


For five centuries, the Danube was, among other features a political border, a dividing line between different states, but now it tends to become an axis of European integration and cooperation, in which the role of boundaries is meant to be just an administrative one. The Danube Itinerary from Baziaş to the Black Sea crosses very different and unusual places, such as landforms, vegetation, and historic past. Although the Lower Danube area is located in an area of plain, without spectacular landforms, at the intersection of tourist flows from Moldova to the coast and delta, it creates favorable conditions for tourism development. Every year on June 29 it is celebrated the "Danube Day", although it appears to be a very well-known as exotic destination, the lower Danube (the one containing the natural border of Romania from the South of Romania and especially the Danube Delta) requires an assessment of the tourism phenomenon in this area.