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Sibiu - The European Cultural Capital and Beyond


  • Richards Greg

    () (Tilburg University, Holland)

  • Rotariu Ilie

    () (“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu)


This study is a work in progress and presents the findings of field researches in Sibiu about cultural profile of tourist during and after the European Cultural Capital Program (ECOC). This paper focus on gender, age, education, occupational profile, usual holiday type used by coming tourists, visitor origin, previous visits to Sibiu, relation with the 2007 ECOC, sites visited and their score, spending. The overall conclusion is that cultural tourist profile in Sibiu has improved during the period for town tourism benefit.

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  • Richards Greg & Rotariu Ilie, 2011. "Sibiu - The European Cultural Capital and Beyond," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(1), pages 1807-1811, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:1807-1811

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    Cited by:

    1. Paula Remoaldo & Mécia Mota & José Cadima Ribeiro, 2013. "Perceptions Of Residents Of The Hosting Of The 'Guimarãƒes 2012', European Capital Of Culture: An 'Ex-Ante' Aproach," ERSA conference papers ersa13p192, European Regional Science Association.
    2. Richards, Greg & Rotariu, Ilie, 2011. "Ten years of cultural development in Sibiu: The European cultural capital and beyond," MPRA Paper 31167, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised May 2011.
    3. repec:scm:ecofrm:v:6:y:2017:i:3:p:16 is not listed on IDEAS

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    cultural tourist profile; visitors’ origin; education; scores;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements


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