COLEGIUL NATIONAL “GH.ASACHI” PIATRA NEAM Ț. National College " Gh . Asachi " is a vocational theoretical high school - specializations: pedagogical, philology, natural sciences, social sciences.
National College "Gh. Asachi" is a vocational theoretical high school - specializations: pedagogical, philology, natural sciences, social sciences. • Our students are involved in many extracurricular activities: “ProHistoria” history club, debate club Logos, Eco Patrol (called " Nature’s Reporters “) Photo club, chess club, dance popular assemblies, the Campaign "Our home Europe". Also, we have teams of handball, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading troup. Students from the pedagogical classes take part in the theatre troup, the puppet troup or the or school choir.
This study is proposed by the French partner in the partnership "Comenius Science, culture and economics in Europe's land" and wants to provide possible answers to the question if new forms of tourism specific XXI century can contribute to a better understanding between European teenagers. • The research was made using the survey technique, based on a questionnaire. • It was realized during the period 1st to 15th June 2013 ; • The sample was made up of 100 people, students and teachers who are representative of the human resources of the National College Gheorghe Asachi Piatra Neamt. • The maximum permissible error for the results obtained, guaranteed with a probability of 95% is 2%. The first questionnaire refers to stereotypes surprise by students / teachers from CNGA may have with France, the French population,and especially about the South of France and the people who live there.
Results interpretation : 1st survey- about French stereotype • At the survey 73 of the interviewees were female and 27 male. • 81 % of the interviewees have ages between 15-18 years and 19 % are older than 18 years. • 70 % of the interviewees have the residing in urban areas, 30 have the residing in rural areas.
The most important specific habits of the French people. Following the investigation performed, resulted that, from 100 respondents, 37% indicated petit dejeuner as an important habit specific to the French people, 17% the wine tasting, 16% indicated French gastronomy and culinary recipes, 10% indicated carnivals parties and celebrations, 10% following theater shows, and 10% think that frequenting usually romantic places is a habit of the French people.
The French people are generally more cultured than other people from the rest of the Europe countries. Regarding the answer to this question, 64% of the respondents belive that the French people are more cultured than others people from Europe, and 36 % disagree them. • Tradition and history are major advantages of the French people. At this question, 68% of the interviewees gave an affirmative answer and 32% gave an negative one. • The French people are more orderly and more workers than most of the European nations.At this question 60% from the interviewees gave an affirmative answer, and 40% gave an negative one.
Continuing of studies in France. At this question, 72% from the interviewees gave an affirmative answer and 28% gave an negative one. • The French people sociality. At this question, 69% from the interviewees gave an affirmative answer and 31% gave a negative one. • The south of France is an advantageous area from tourist perspective. At this question, 94% from the interviewees gave an affirmative answer and 6% gave an negative one.
Important city in south of France.Following the investigation performed, revealed that from a total of 100 interviewees, 54% indicated Marseille as an important city, 12% indicated Lyon and Bordeaux, and Toulouse and Nice have earned each one 11% from the votes.
How are the people who live in the south of France in relation to the other French people?Following the investigation performed, revealed that 36% from the interviewees indicated that French people from south are more sociable, 27% that they are hard workers, 13% that they are cultivated, 13% think that they are joyful and 11% said that they are generous.
Visiting the south of France. At this question all interviewees gave an affirmative answer.. • Similarities/differences that you think there are between Romanian and French people.
French people have preconceptions in touch with Romanian people. At this question, 72% from the interviewees think that French people have preconceptions about Romanian people due to the gipsy, 18% think that the prejudices are due the economic development and 10% think that these prejudices are due the image confusion.
The second survey -results interpretation : • The second questionnaire tries to specify the position of students/teachers from our school about tourism in generally, favorite tourist locations and the position of the tourism in the economy. • At the second survey 73 of the interviewees were female and 27 male. • 81 of the interviewees have ages between 15-18 years and 19 are older than 18 years. • 70 of the interviewees live in urban areas, 30 live in rural areas. • The perfect place for holidays. At this question, 57% from the interviewees indicated the sea as a perfect place for holidays, and 43% have indicated the mountain areas.
The tourism - an economic important area. At this question, 68% of the interviewees gave an affirmative answer and 32% gave an negative one. • A good management ensure the development of tourism. At this question, 88% of the interviewees gave an affirmative answer and 12% gave an negative one. • The tourism contributes to the improvement of the image of Romania. At this question, 71% of the interviewees gave an affirmative answer and 29% of them gave an negative one. Those who responded positively indentified the following measures which could contribute to the development of tourism in Romania : • Promotion • The Romanian tradition and history • Valorisation of the tourist objectives • Planning and investments
Favorite tourist destination. At this question, 34% of the interviewees think that the perfect tourist destination is one which provides relaxation, 27% choose a perfect tourist destination by how many tourist attractions have, 19% choose their destination by quality and beauty of the landscape, and 10% rely on social and networking opportunities.
Definition of tourism. The most common definitions of tourism was: economic development, visiting - discovery of new places, descovering of historical and cultural monuments, recreation, promotion • Cities in the south of France that would like to visit.Following the investigation performed, revealed that, 54% from the interviewees indicated Nice as city from the southern France who would like to visit, 12% have indicated Marseille, 12% indicated Bordeaux; Nimes and Toulouse have earned each one 11% from the votes.
Special areas to visit in the south of France. Following the investigation performed, revealed that 32% from the interviewees indicated Provence for the beautiful landscape, 24% indicated Aquitaine for many tourist attractions and 12% considered that they would go in Corsica for climate and quietness. • Tourist destination in Neamt County. The 100 interviewees indicated these tourist spots in Neamt County, as a result of the improvement of the regional tourist management: • The Neamt Fortress • Mountains ( Ceahlău, Cozla ) • Youth Park+Royal Court+ Tower of Stephen the Great • Gondola • Museums • Lakes + Bicaz dam • Monasteries • Villages with traditions • Strand (water park)
Conclusions : • Tourism is an industry that benefits from highly optimistic predictions for the future, its importance becomes increasingly larger at global level, and also regional, national and local. • Another aspect which must be highlighted ,aims that tourism as a phenomenon, but also as an activity ,is unique in its own way just by that addiction which manifests in front of the environment, social and cultural environment, of their values. Because of this addiction, tourism has an undeniable interest in ensuring their durability. • That’s why, the tourism products commercialized must be carefully designed as not to affect the environment and the proper development of tourism activities. However, the development of some competitive tourism products improve the life quality and relaunching of underprivileged areas.