Cristina Simeanu


THE ASSESSMENT OF TOURIST FLOW IN VRANCEA COUNTY’S TOURISTY AND AGRO-TOURISTY BOARDING HOUSES

Cristina Simeanu, D. Simeanu, V.B. Avarvarei, B. Păsărin

Abstract
    The aim of this study was to investigate the tourist flow in Vrancea county’s touristy and agro-touristy boarding houses using commons tourist flow indicators, such as: mean number of tourists (Nt), mean duration of sojourn (Ds), and density of touristy movement (D) depending on the types of tourists. Our research was carried on considering the registered data between 2010 and 2015. The investigated tourist flow indicators shown the following results: the average number of Romanian tourists in touristy boarding houses was higher than in agro-touristy boarding houses (9.02 and 32.56); in the same time, the average number of foreign tourists in touristy boarding houses was higher than in agro touristy boarding houses (1.32 and 0.76). The mean duration of sojourn (Ds) for Romanian tourist in touristy boarding houses was lower than in agro-touristy boarding houses (1.48 and 1.46 days). The mean duration of sojourn (Ds) for foreign tourist followed the same trend as for Romanian tourist, being lower in touristy boarding houses than in agro-touristy boarding houses (2.06 and 2.95 days, respectively). The density of touristy movement (D) was lower in tourist boarding houses than in agro-touristy boarding houses (0.035 and 0.234 tourists).

Key words: mean number of tourists; mean duration of sojourn; density of touristy movement