The main objective of the present study is to examine the changes in national tourism supply and to find out whether these changes are quantifiable or not. Research analysis shows that – contrary to our hypotheses/expectations – tourism is relatively weakly connected to places, to the localization of traditional resources. Results reveal how relationships between tourism factors and resources and tourism supply and demand have changed. While tourism trends become more strongly connected to cultural resources, natural resources tend to lose ground. Post-industrial trends – such as the secondary value of the material environment, the reinterpretation of attractions and authenticity, the appearance of new contents and interpretations, etc. – are barely traceable in the Romanian statistical figures on tourism. At the same time, we have not encountered any studies of such extent on Romanian tourism and its resources or any large statistical analyses involving all settlements (all administrative units) from Romania; therefore, the current research can serve to fill this gap and offer new findings on the topic.

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Volume Open
Journal Subjects:
Business and Economics, Political Economics, Economic Theory, Systems and Structures