This paper discusses the topics related to the connection and dependency of tourist recreation and leisure. The leisure industry, which includes tourism, is one of the powerful industries in the World as an employer, generated incomes and consumers. The mode of leisure is becoming a significant social and economic factor, determining models of consumer behavior, inclusive in tourism area. At firms level, the knowledge of recreational needs and the way of leisure are very important for the marketing and successful impose of tourist product at the international market. At community level tourist recreation exercise wider influence, creating social, psychological and physiological benefits.


Key words

recreation, tourism, leisure, impact, benefits.



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