ANALYZING THE CHANGES IN REASONS FOR TRAVEL OF THE ROMANIAN TOURISTS
Iuliana Pop () and
Andreea Marin-Pantelescu ()
Additional contact information Iuliana Pop: Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Economic History and Geography, Bucharest, Romania
Andreea Marin-Pantelescu: Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Faculty of Commerce, Department of Tourism-Services,Bucharest, Romania
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Andreea Marin Pantelescu
The paper aims to conduct an analysis regarding the changes registered in the reasons for travel of the tourists in general, and of the Romanian tourists in particular. The analysis aims to present the characteristics of the main categories of tourism by the purpose of trip (holiday, business, VFR, and others) and also to calculate the share of these categories in 2004 and 2008 for better understanding of the transformation in the tourism structure. The paper is important for the hospitality sector because there customer mix is based of these major segments and the changes need to be taken into consideration for the following years.