ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 3
Written by Agatha POPESCU

The paper analyzed the degree of concentration of tourist arrivals in Romania's Central Area, using the data provided by the National Institute of Statistics for the period 2007-2016. In this purpose, Herfindhal-Hirschman Index, Gini-Struck Coefficient, and Concentration coefficient have been calculated and explained. In 2016, tourist arrivals reached 2,585,938, being almost double than in 2007. For tourist arrivals, the Central Area comes on the 1st position in the country, with a share of 23.5 % of total arrivals. The tourism density in the Centre Region is 1.1 tourists/inhabitant, almost double compared to 0.56 tourists/capita at the country level. Tourist arrivals are mainly concentrated in three counties: Brasov, Mures and Sibiu, which absorb about over two thirds of tourist arrivals in the Centre Region (83%). Harghita, Alba and Covasna counties have receive less tourists. In the analyzed period, it was noticed a slight decline of the values of the indicators characterizing the concentration degree. The Herfindhal-Hirschman Index varied between 0.2923 and 0.2742, the values of Gini-Struck Coefficient ranged between 0.3902 and 0.3590 and the Concentration coefficient varied between 0.4682 and 0.4308. All these figures reflect a relatively high concentration of tourism demand in terms of tourist arrivals in the Centre Region.

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