CHARACTERISTICS OF EVOLUTION OF TOURIST ARRIVALS IN SOUTH-WEST OLTENIA DURING THE LAST DECADES

MARIAN ZAHARIA, Aniela BĂLĂCESCU
2015 Analele Universităţii Constantin Brâncuşi din Târgu Jiu : Seria Economie  
In the decades that have passed since the overthrow of the communist regimes in Eastern European countries, tourism has been influenced by a number of factors that have affected different regions and counties of Romania. Opening the borders has led both to an increase in departures of Romanian citizens to other countries and increasing flow of foreign tourists arriving in Romania. The same time, economic restructuring and increasing unemployment, in some periods and regions has resulted in
more » ... as resulted in significant fluctuations in household income with direct impact on Romanian and foreign tourist flows especially on the business tourism. South-West Oltenia region has not been spared from such events, their implications on tourism industry, in some counties, being particularly strong. Even if periods of decline were followed by increases in tourist arrivals in this region the intensity of these flows is still below the level in the early years of the 9th decade of the millennium XX.
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