nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2008‒03‒15
two papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the sport tourism from the perspective of romanian young adults By Meşter, Ioana; Bădulescu, Alina; Bâc, Octavian; Bâc, Dorin
  2. The statistical survey in tourism By Tomescu Dumitrescu, C.

  1. By: Meşter, Ioana; Bădulescu, Alina; Bâc, Octavian; Bâc, Dorin
    Abstract: Sport, as a passive or dynamic activity has an important role in our lives. It has become a social phenomenon. At the same time, the sporting industry represents an “economic phenomenon” generating billions of dollars every year through tickets, sponsorships and TV rights. Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Sport tourism involves traveling and visiting a destination for sporting reasons, either active or passive. The aim of our study is to analyze the importance of sport tourism for young adults in Romania. With the help of questionnaires we will try to find out the importance and the shapes sport tourism can have in the lives of students from different faculties. Additionally, our study brings an overlook on the qualitative and quantitative aspects that characterize this new form of tourism, from the young Romanian adults’ perspective
    Keywords: tourism; sport; travel; Romania; young adults. empirical survey
    JEL: C10 L83
    Date: 2008–03–11
  2. By: Tomescu Dumitrescu, C.
    Abstract: The statistical survey has a broad area of application in the sphere of tourism. It represents the statistical method of establishment, based on the sampler, on the opinions of different socio-professional categories, with the purpose of anticipating the behavior of the collectivity’s members. The essential idea of the survey is that, at the basis of every person’s opinions and behavior, stands a general system of references and meanings. Therefore, the individual, subjective opinions present an objective significance that can be generalized and measured. The survey can be applied in the study of the touristical demand, in the researches that are made in order to get to know the tourists’ requests and motivations.
    Keywords: Statistical survey; stratified survey; questionnaire;
    JEL: C42
    Date: 2004

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