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Tourist Route Optimization in the Context of Covid-19 Pandemic

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Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Transilvania University of Braşov, 29 Eroilor Blvd., 500036 Braşov, Romania
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Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Transilvania University of Braşov, 29 Eroilor Blvd., 500036 Braşov, Romania
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Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering, Transilvania University of Braşov, 29 Eroilor Blvd., 500036 Braşov, Romania
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Academic Editor: Andrea Insch
Sustainability 2021, 13(10), 5492; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105492
Received: 24 March 2021 / Revised: 28 April 2021 / Accepted: 7 May 2021 / Published: 14 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Development of the City’s Tourism)
The paper presents an innovative method for tourist route planning inside a destination. The necessity of reorganizing the tourist routes within a destination comes as an immediate response to the Covid-19 crisis. The implementation of the method inside tourist destinations can bring an important advantage in transforming a destination into a safer one in times of Covid-19 and post-Covid-19. The existing trend of shortening the tourist stay length has been accelerated while the epidemic became a pandemic. Moreover, the wariness for future pandemics has brought into spotlight the issue of overcrowded attractions inside a destination at certain moments. The method presented in this paper proposes a backtracking algorithm, more precisely an adaptation of the travelling salesman problem. The method presented is aimed to facilitate the navigation inside a destination and to revive certain less-visited sightseeing spots inside a destination while facilitating conformation with the social distancing measures imposed for Covid-19 control. View Full-Text
Keywords: Covid-19; social distancing; route planning inside a destination; urban tourism; backtracking algorithm; Braşov; sustainable development; tourist route optimization Covid-19; social distancing; route planning inside a destination; urban tourism; backtracking algorithm; Braşov; sustainable development; tourist route optimization
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Păcurar, C.M.; Albu, R.-G.; Păcurar, V.D. Tourist Route Optimization in the Context of Covid-19 Pandemic. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5492. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105492

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Păcurar CM, Albu R-G, Păcurar VD. Tourist Route Optimization in the Context of Covid-19 Pandemic. Sustainability. 2021; 13(10):5492. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105492

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Păcurar, Cristina M., Ruxandra-Gabriela Albu, and Victor D. Păcurar 2021. "Tourist Route Optimization in the Context of Covid-19 Pandemic" Sustainability 13, no. 10: 5492. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105492

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