Categories of Risks and Ways of Adapting within the Tourism Resorts in the Harghita Mountains
Keywords:geographic risks, adaptability, vulnerability, impact, resilience
The Harghita Mountains are located in the south-western part of Harghita County. The tourism resorts in this volcanic mountain range are Harghita-Bai Resort and Baile Homorod Resort. The two resorts are very different not just by location but in their purpose as well. In the following paper we would like to investigate some of the geographic risks and their impacts on the resorts and the ways of adapting of these resorts to these risks. To evaluate the geographic risks we tend to take into consideration the possible natural risk factors, the social risks, the technogene risks and the ecological risks. The resorts present ways of adapting to these risk factors, and we try to evaluate them by their efficiency. We used direct observation, field investigation and interviews in the research process. The obtained results are very interesting and could help the local authorities to become more self-aware and improve their local management.