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Repositioning of Romanian Seaside Tourism as an Effect of Climate Change

Institute for World Economy, Romanian Academy, 050711 Bucharest, Romania
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Information 2021, 12(3), 108; https://doi.org/10.3390/info12030108
Received: 31 January 2021 / Revised: 24 February 2021 / Accepted: 25 February 2021 / Published: 3 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Enhancement of Local Resources through Tourism Activities)
The present paper examines the evolution of Romanian seaside tourism between 2008–2018 to find the connection between climate change and the number of total tourist arrivals. The vicious cycle of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change has become one of the most critical topics discussed due to its negative effect on the wellbeing of the planet and its impact on sustainable economic development in the long run. Various economic activities, including tourism, could be subject to dramatic changes due to global warming. Depending on the geographical location of tourist destinations, and the degree of fluctuation in climate indicators, there have been dramatic shifts in visitor flow. This situation has been aggravated as countries that were once famous for their summer season and seaside holidays are now affected by high temperatures. Such temperatures can hardly be tolerated by tourists, particularly those from the Nordic countries. By comparison, there are countries that have been known to have only two or three full summer months suitable for tourism at the seaside and which in the last years have had a more extended summer season. This situation could turn into a significant competitive regional economic advantage for countries such as Romania, at least in the short- and medium-term. In this context, we aim to investigate whether there are climatic conditions, such as the extension of the tourist season on the coast (in the case of destinations that have four seasons and are known for having a shorter number of summer days), that can be turned into advantages. In this regard, we have conducted exploratory research to analyse if there is a statistically significant correlation between the indicators regarding climate change and tourism arrivals on the Romanian seaside, namely Constanta county. For our study, we used secondary data, provided by the Romanian National Meteorological Administration and the National Institute of Statistics, and accumulated a detailed profile of Romanian seaside summer tourism in the context of actual climate changes and challenges. Climate change may have significant consequences on the tourism industry and economic growth as well. Information on the direct effects higher temperatures could have on tourism is lacking. Improving policy analysis is necessary to reduce uncertainties, further understanding, assess implications and enable the tourism industry to adapt to changing circumstances. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; tourism; seaside tourism; Romanian seaside tourism; global warming; temperature increase; global warming Romania climate change; tourism; seaside tourism; Romanian seaside tourism; global warming; temperature increase; global warming Romania
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Dumitrescu, G.-C.; Poladian, S.M.; Aluculesei, A.-C. Repositioning of Romanian Seaside Tourism as an Effect of Climate Change. Information 2021, 12, 108. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12030108

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Dumitrescu G-C, Poladian SM, Aluculesei A-C. Repositioning of Romanian Seaside Tourism as an Effect of Climate Change. Information. 2021; 12(3):108. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12030108

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Dumitrescu, George-Cornel; Poladian, Simona M.; Aluculesei, Alina-Cerasela. 2021. "Repositioning of Romanian Seaside Tourism as an Effect of Climate Change" Information 12, no. 3: 108. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12030108

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