Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 8, No 1 (2012)

Tourist Industry Recovers from World Economic Crisis

Anca Gabriela Turtureanu, Cornelia Elena Tureac, Bogdan Constantin Andronic


Tourism has become an important economic engine on the global point of view , but is extremely localized. Due to geographical distribution and nature of labor intensive activities in tourism offers a wide range of employment opportunities for poor and vulnerable groups in developing countries, especially but not exclusively, in rural and remote areas. Tourism has suffered a lot during the global economic crisis, there was a decline of 4% of international tourist arrivals in 2009, and revenues from international tourism fell by 6% by 2009. To a new report "Euro barometer" survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism emphasized that the tourism industry has passed the economic crisis confirmed by the indicators. Motivations of travel for 2011 have been to traditional tourist destinations (58%), while 28% wanted to discover new destinations.


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