Mountain Tourism in Romania: Case Study Mountain Resort Predeal

Mountain Tourism in Romania: Case Study Mountain Resort Predeal

Adrian Nicolae Ungureanu (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiești, Ploiești, Romania)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/IJSEM.2017070104
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Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and in mountain regions it can give rise to high expectations for development. It has the capacity to create jobs and extend services and products that support both tourists and local people alike in marginal areas. Tourism thus has the potential to reduce poverty and provide alternatives to existing economic activities and traditional livelihoods that may be precarious or otherwise threatened by global competition. The present work proposes to analyze the importance of tourism in the development of Predeal resort. In the first part of the paper I presented some aspects regarding the mountain tourism in Romania. In the present mountain tourism and traveling industry offers many opportunities. The second part includes the general characteristics of the tourist aspects which make from Predeal resort a possible holiday destination of interest international.
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Evolution Of Accommodation Structures In Mountain Resorts

Unfortunately, the network reception units in resorts is spread unevenly. Register nationwide greater concentration in Brasov and Prahova counties. According to (Dezsi, 2006, pp.97) mountain resorts arrangement should pay particular attention of accommodation and catering, as well as specific equipment for winter sports.

According to data from the National Institute of Statistics, the number of units from the mountains in Romania in 2016 increased approximately 27.0% as of 1,878 the total number of accommodation units in Romania. In the analyzed period, 2006-2016, number of accommodation units in resorts experienced a growth trend ie from 973 units in 2006 to 1,878 in 2016 accommodation units. (see data processed in Table 1)

Table 1.
Evolution of accommodation structures in mountain resorts, 2006-2016 (number of units)
YearAbsolute indicatorsRelative indicatorsAnnual average
Level indicatorsAbsolute changesIndex dynamicsGrowth rateΔĪ
Accommodation structures in mountain resortsΔi/1Δi/i-1Ii/1Ii/i-1Ri/1Ri/i-1

Source: Author's own calculations based on:

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