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Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 1
Written by Agatha POPESCU

The paper aimed to analyze the concentration of tourist arrivals in Romania based on National Institute of Statistics Data for the period 2008-2013. In Romania the tourists arrivals increased reflecting a higher demand for touristic attractions of the country. In 2013, the number of tourist arrivals accounted for 7,943,153, being by 11.47 % higher than in 2008, when it was 7,125,307 arrivals. The highest number of tourist arrivals is in the Centre, Bucuresti-Ilfov and South East regions, totalizing 56.19 % of the total number of tourist arrivals, and the lowest number of tourists was recorded in South West Oltenia. The regions where the number of tourists increased were Centre, Bucuresti-Ilfov, South West, North East and West, and the regions where the number of tourist arrivals declined were the South East, South Muntenia and North West. The Herfindhal-Hirschman Index has small values, closer to zero, reflecting a relative uniformity among regions. It varied between 0.1387 in 2008 and 1.490 in 2013. The Gini-Struck Coefficient ranged between 0.1252 in the year 2008 and 0.1658 in the year 2013, reflecting again a relative uniform distribution of tourists arrivals by development region, in all the years, except 2012, when its value accounted for 0.51, reflecting a moderate concentration among regions. The low degree of concentration is justified by the large variety of attractions Romania could offer in all the regions. It is about cultural heritage, historical place, landscapes, gastronomy, accommodation units at various prices.

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