TENDENCIES IN THE CLASSIFICATION AND HIERACHIZATION OF TOURISM RESOURCES
M. BULAI1, ALEXANDRA CEHAN2
1 “Alexandru Ioan Cuza’’ University, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Iaşi, Romania, tel. 0722457934, firstname.lastname@example.org
2 “Alexandru Ioan Cuza’’ University, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Iaşi, Romania,tel. 0749094588, email@example.com
ABSTRACT. – Tendencies in the Classification and Hierarchization of Tourism Resources. The present study aims to emphasize the similarities, but also the deep differences between the concepts of classification and hierarchization, especially when it comes to their applicability. Apart from the theoretical notions, a model of hierarchization is added at the end of the study. It is created based on the four indicators proposed by SPNT that are discussed in this paper and it also refers to indices of tourism supply and demand, used in order to intersect the study more with the economic side of tourism. The results of the study are illustrated through the application of the model created to Neamț County.
Keywords: classification, hierarchization, tourism resources, tourism potential.