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The Characteristics and Structure of the Tourism Market


  • Alexandru Nedelea

    () ("Stefan cel Mare" University, Suceava)


Nowadays, tourism is considered as one of the most dynamic economic field, with a continuous oscillatory evolution, being defined as the most profitable industry at the end of the 20th century. John Naisbitt identifies tourism, in his famous book “Megatendencies”, as the industry with the fastest development at the beginning of the 3rd millennium. If the present day tendency continues, tourism will become the first exporting industry and it will keep its position of first industry in the world that creates jobs. Analyzing the links between the touristic market and the service market, one has to notice that firstly, the touristic market is, through its nature, a service market, its development being conditioned by the existence of a wide range of offers in transport, accommodation, restaurants, recreation, cure facilities. On the other hand, one can also notice the interference between the touristic market, and that of the goods for the touristic consumption. On the world-wide touristic market, the countries which will succeed in attracting the tourists will be those proving a deep preoccupation with the increasing of the competition on the top levels of the touristic sector.

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  • Alexandru Nedelea, 2005. "The Characteristics and Structure of the Tourism Market," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 7(18), pages 48-55, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:7:y:2005:i:18:p:48-55

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    1. Pavel Stanciu & Cristian Valentin Hapenciuc, 2009. "Reliability and Flexibility in the Quality Management of Tourism Products," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 11(26), pages 482-493, June.
    2. Valentin HAPENCIUC & Pavel STANCIU & Iulian CONDRATOV & Ruxandra BEJINARU, 2011. "Valorification Of The Touristic Potential And Of The Intellectual Capital Within The Hospitality Industry - Case Study On The Touristic Area Of Sucevita – Romania," Revista de turism - studii si cercetari in turism / Journal of tourism - studies and research in tourism, "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration - Economy, Business Administration and Tourism Department., vol. 11(11), pages 65-70, December.

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    Touristic market; Touristic supply; Demand in tourism; Touristic consumption.;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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