Elisabeta ROȘU, Dan-Marius VOICILAȘ

Insti­tute of Agri­cul­tur­al Eco­nom­ics1
Roman­ian Acad­e­my2
Cor­re­spond­ing author e‑mail: betty_rosu @ yahoo.com

Abstract: The present paper aims to analyse the evo­lu­tion of tourism activ­i­ty in Roma­nia, in the peri­od 2010–2021, focus­ing on the analy­sis of the effects that the COVID 19 pan­dem­ic has had on the Roman­ian tourism. To reach this objec­tive, a set of indi­ca­tors were analysed, such as tourism sup­ply, tourist cir­cu­la­tion and the sup­ply-demand rela­tion­ship. The analy­sis was con­duct­ed at nation­al lev­el, for the most impor­tant tourist receival struc­tures, and for the num­ber of tourist arrivals and overnight stays, both Roman­ian and for­eign tourists were con­sid­ered, using data from the nation­al offi­cial sta­tis­tics. The main con­clu­sions of the study indi­cate that the COVID 19 pan­dem­ic has mod­i­fied tourists’ behav­iour. This has had an impor­tant impact on the sec­tor, reduc­ing tourist flows, result­ing in a low degree of occu­pan­cy of tourist struc­tures, with a low­er impact on those locat­ed in the rur­al area, in the mid­dle of nature, name­ly tourist and agro-tourist board­ing hous­es, which can be con­sid­ered the “sur­vivors” of the recent peri­od. 
Key words: tourism, Roma­nia, COVID 19 pan­dem­ic, agro-tourist board­ing hous­es
JEL Clas­si­fi­ca­tion: Z30, L83

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