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City Image – As Tourism Destination


  • Stanciulescu Gabriela Cecilia

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Commerce, Department of Tourism-Services)


Tourism is a competitive industry, even on a global scale. If access to a destination or attraction is too complicated, time consuming, expensive or not providing adequate capacity, even the most spectacular attraction will remain a secret to most tourists, as they will prefer competitive alternatives” (Smiths, 2003). And to continue this, it is considered that „that cultural differences and uniqueness are important if one wants cultural products to become a commercial success” (Lindenberg, 2004). When cultural tourists are looking to experiment or to improve their knowledge, the question is: “Which are the best strategies and practices to market that experience and knowledge for the cultural tourists” (Kantanen, 2005). This paper will be dedicated to presenting city tourist destinations, their marketing and market positioning, also to analyze the way in which potential customers’ perception is built and how the process can be influenced, and to analyze the way the tourist product is assembled.

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  • Stanciulescu Gabriela Cecilia, 2008. "City Image – As Tourism Destination," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 4(1), pages 1218-1222, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:4:y:2008:i:1:p:1218-1222

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    City; Tourism destination; Competitive advantage;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • M30 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - General


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