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Implications Of Festival Culture In Tourismâ Development In The City Of Sibiu


  • NICULA Virgil

    (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)

  • CHINDRIS Cosmin

    (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)


The paper presents how the International Theater Festival in Sibiu (FITS) contributes to the development of the city of Sibiu and its surroundings. The aim of the paper is to analyze the extent to which large, established cultural events converge to the tourism development of an entire area. The object of the research is to provide an economic and social analysis of the Sibiu tourism industry during the festival, compared to the average of the tourist season, i.e. the period from May to September. The aim of the paper does not consist in a mere display of economic results, which is well above average; it explores the correlations and ways in which the development of festival culture inevitably leads to organic tourism development. Hence, the final part of the paper offers a good practice model, one which can be successfully "franchised" to other cities of Romania.

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  • NICULA Virgil & CHINDRIS Cosmin, 2017. "Implications Of Festival Culture In Tourismâ Development In The City Of Sibiu," Revista Economica, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 69(6), pages 120-127, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:blg:reveco:v:69:y:2017:i:6:p:120-127

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    1. Attanasi, Giuseppe & Casoria, Fortuna & Centorrino, Samuele & Urso, Giulia, 2013. "Cultural investment, local development and instantaneous social capital: A case study of a gathering festival in the South of Italy," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 228-247.
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    tourism; development; culture; festival;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development


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