THE EXPERIMENTAL ARGUMENTATION OF THE MOUNTAINOUS TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES WITHIN ARGES WITH THE HELP OF THE SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
The market researches within tourism do not aim to study the tourist demand only, but they, obviously, comprise the study of the tourist offer. This second category of the tourist market has to be approached both in a static profile as well as in its dynamics. Only in this way it is possible to obtain detailed information with regard to its components, and to observe the trends of its evolution. The multilateral character of the approach involves the use of varied sources of information and different methods to obtain and process the information. The main source is represented by the statistical record of tourism, with its specific indicators – for example, number of accommodation units (out of which: hotels, villas, chalets), number of accommodation places, number days/tourist, the structure of the hotel capacity divided on qualitative categories (5, 4, 3, 2, 1-star hotel) etc.