CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FLOWS TO ROMANIA IN THE PERIOD 1993-2016

  • Marian Zaharia Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti
  • Aniela Bălăcescu “Constantin Brâncuşi” University of Târgu Jiu
Keywords: foreigner tourist flow, regression models, visitor exports

Abstract

Tourism has an important role for the economic sustainability of a country, so there is an increased interest in research on the determinants of tourism development. Analysis of the foreign travel flows is a spatial research tool that has in view to explain for tourism stakeholders the impact of tourism growth on publicly provided infrastructure and also to help decision factors to know where they can make investments. Romanian tourism presents a valuable development potential with deep economic, political, social and cultural implications. The main objective of the paper is to build a framework of foreign travel flows that visited Romania between 1993 and 2016 - a country with great tourism potential and to provide decision-makers with possible solutions for the transformation of tourism into a stimulating factor for the other economic branches related to it. The main data source is National Institute of Statistics (NIS, 2018), Arrivals of foreign visitors in Romania by continents and origin countries (NIS_T, 2018). This paper is organized as follows: Section 1 describes some related studies in the field of tourism. Section 2 presents the data analysis, results and discusses various aspects of the foreign travel flows in detail. This paper ends with conclusions and presented directions for future research in Section 3.

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Published
2018-06-02
How to Cite
Zaharia, M., & Bălăcescu, A. (2018). CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FLOWS TO ROMANIA IN THE PERIOD 1993-2016. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 3(2), 117-133. Retrieved from http://www.tisc.rs/proceedings/index.php/hitmc/article/view/50