The International Competitiveness of Trade in Tourism Services: Evidence from Romania

  • Ana Bobirca
  • Cristiana Cristureanu


Tourism is the only service activity that can potentially provide trading opportunities for all nations, regardless of their level of development. However, it is also a sector where there is clearly an uneven distribution of benefits that is largely dependant on countries’ ability to strengthen their performance in the global economy, which in turn requires improving their competitiveness.

Since the beginning of the 1990s, Romania has experienced major changes in its tourism exports volume, growth rate and structure. These disparate fluctuations have all influenced the relative competitive position of Romania on the international tourism market and have been associated with changes in its tourism trade balance. In the same time, the new and more heterogeneous European architecture has induced significant changes in Romania’s regional tourism competitiveness.

Against this background, the paper attempts to suggest a framework for assessing the international competitiveness...


Market Share Export Performance International Competitiveness Tourism Sector Tourism Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of International Business and EconomicsAcademy of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania

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