Moldova

Agrotourism (or, as it is called, agricultural tourism, rural tourism, "green tourism") - is a form of recreation (activity) in rural areas. Agritourism (agroecotourism) is associated with such activities of spending free time such as eco-tourism, balneal tourism (health). The people who are passionate about the agrotourism can lodge in peasant houses (rural type) or comfortable (luxury estates, castles) properties (houses) and feel this sense of sentiment of living in rural areas. Roosters' singing in the morning, a leisurely lifestyle, nature and fresh air are only few charms, inherent pleasures of the agritourism. "Hotel" in the open field (hayloft) and hike in the forest at picking up mushrooms and berries (forest fruits) – something exotic for foreign tourists, for Moldovan village – profit (income). The agroecotourism – is not a new phenomenon, it is well known, at least in Europe, since the 1970s. It has received the greatest development in France, Italy and Spain. Widely this type of recreation is spread to Cyprus, Croatia and Poland. The main reason for the emergence and development of the rural tourism comes from the necessity (need) for residents from the cities, who have average incomes, to relax (rest) outdoors, in nature, to get acquainted with the life of rural families (of peasants). And not only that to taste fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy products, but, also, to take part, to be directly involved in agricultural works - as they say, to be involved personally in plowing (plough). The customer's wishes were fulfilled (satisfied), the tourism industry has started to move, offering guests a choice of hundreds of homes in rural areas (peasants), cottages and castles, along with fresh milk, wine from their own vineyard, fishing , hayloft and a different set of entertainment and fun. Currently, the rural tourism in Europe brings, according to various sources, from 10% to 20% of the total revenues of the tourism industry. It is developing the agro tourism and in the Republic of Moldova. The Moldovan village is already difficult to imagine without agro and eco-tourism, as this is extra income for people and a way of spending free time for the inhabitants of the cities. Nowadays, many city residents would like to spend their holidays not at seaside, but in the village. The guests are welcome to rural households throughout the year. These are also weekend tours, family celebrations and corporate at nature, hunting and fishing, as well as country-style bathing for the amateurs of bathing with a "bathing broom". If these measures will be effective, then the agroecotourism must prosper (to develop), and with it and the Moldovan village.