IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

The Geopolitics Of Tourism In Romania


  • Mihai Copetchi-Kopecky


While we can debate about the geopolitics of a country, region, problem or situation, etc., then why not discuss about tourism in a particular country, which is at some point amid internal or external ‘’rivalries’’. There are numerous examples, but why not also talking about Romania as a ‘’tourist destination’’ on the same terms or parameters!? .... The historical, economic and political features of Romania as well as its positioning in a ,, geopolitical tectonically active’’ area confirms its status of European country with geopolitical and geostrategic importance, but also with an inefficient using of tourism potential. We are in the middle of regional ‘’stakes’’, we have internal and external ‘’rivalries’’ with the neighboring countries, but also lack of good economic or political relations with a negative impact on the increasingly uncertain context! The concept of ‘’ Geopolitics of Tourism’’, dated from the 1980’s, is a global geopolitical trend of thought from which we can draw a number of factors that make correct use of tools and methods of the geopolitical analysis in specific cases from a country, for a national or regional issue with impact on tourism as a stake in the future. The subject should be treated as the geopolitics of the ‘’mass tourism of the middle class’’, which is fundamentally different from a classical geopolitical analysis. Tourism is no longer just a leisure activity or a dynamic social phenomenon in expansion, but it has become an axis of credibility and also a geopolitical stake, which cannot be underestimated. The used parameters of geopolitical analysis are based on: country, land surface, relief, population, settlements, economy, politics, influence factors and last but not least, national tourism (as a priority economic branch), but generally, they are moved towards internal geopolitical issues, specific to the country. The ultimate goal of the geopolitical and safety analysis is to identify the vulnerabilities and measures to counter potential risks, actually the development of specific safety standards and also creating new skills in tourism. A safe environment for investments, staff or infrastructure ensures the performance of national tourism, but also a good image of the country. The Geopolitics of Tourism in Romania, as a first approach, aims at the implementation of an analysis of geopolitical situations, adapted and grafted to the existing national tourism heritage, without being considered, necessarily, a ’’reference work’’, but only a start in the field.

Suggested Citation

  • Mihai Copetchi-Kopecky, 2017. "The Geopolitics Of Tourism In Romania," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 9(2), pages 68-71, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:9:y:2017:i:2:p:68-71

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Geopolitical Analysis; Rivalries; Tourism; Geopolitics Of Tourism; Middle Class; Geopolitical Stake; Tourism Heritage; Safety Analysis; Specific Safety Standards; Safety Environment; Competencies In Tourism.;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

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


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:9:y:2017:i:2:p:68-71. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: . General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no bibliographic references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Adi Sava (email available below). General contact details of provider: .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.