Grigore Vasile Herman

Articles

The perception of Bihor mountain tourist destination, Romania

Grigore Vasile Herman, Norbert Banto, Tudor Caciora, Mihaela Ungureanu, Sorin Furdui, Lavinia Daiana Garai, Vasile Grama

Geographia Polonica (2021) vol. 94, iss. 4, pp. 573-587 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0221

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Abstract:

Tourism represents one of the economic sectors with major implications in the sustainable development of the mountain areas. The tourists’ perception regarding the image of the tourist destinations is a key requirement that all the stakeholders in tourism have to take into account, due to its major role in shaping and directing the tourist flows and in the development of local communities, by extension. In terms of methodology, the questionnaire method was used in this study, with a face-to-face implementation technique. Among others, the questionnaire had targeted the degree of knowledge concerning Bihor Mountain destination, the tourist consumer habits and the tourists’ perception related to the quality-price ratio because of tourist consumption. The results show that most of the respondents have stated that they have not visited Bihor Mountain Tourist Destination for the first time, coming back here even several times a year because of its multiple tourist attractions and the extremely convenient quality-price ratio. All these show a positive perception of the majority of tourists regarding the visited destination, being materialised in an increased flow of visitors and the beneficial effects on the local economy and the preservation of the mountain areas.

Keywords: Bihor tourist destination, tourists’ perception, tourist consumer habits, mountain tourism

Grigore Vasile Herman [grigoreherman@yahoo.com], Faculty of Geography, Tourism and Sport University of Oradea University Street 1, Oradea, 410 087: Romania
Norbert Banto [bnorbert24@yahoo.com], Bihor Destination Management Agency Primăriei Street 2, Oradea: Romania
Tudor Caciora [tudor.caciora@yahoo.com], Faculty of Geography, Tourism and Sport University of Oradea University Street 1, Oradea, 410 087: Romania
Mihaela Ungureanu [umihaela59@yahoo.com], Faculty of Geography, Tourism and Sport University of Oradea University Street 1, Oradea, 410 087: Romania; Bihor Destination Management Agency Primăriei Street 2, Oradea: Romania
Sorin Furdui [sorin1182@yahoo.com], Faculty of Geography, Tourism and Sport University of Oradea University Street 1, Oradea, 410 087: Romania ; Bihor Destination Management Agency Primăriei Street 2, Oradea: Romania
Lavinia Daiana Garai [daianagarai@yahoo.com], Faculty of Geography, Tourism and Sport University of Oradea University Street 1, Oradea, 410 087: Romania
Vasile Grama [vasile.grama2014@gmail.com], Faculty of Geography, Tourism and Sport University of Oradea University Street 1, Oradea, 410 087: Romania

The role and importance of Promotion Centers in creating the image of tourist destination: Romania

Grigore Vasile Herman, Jan A. Wendt, Răzvan Dumbravă, Maria Gozner

Geographia Polonica (2019) vol. 92, iss. 4, pp. 443-454 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0158

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Abstract:

The expansion of tourism at regional and global levels requires considerable efforts from those involved, if tourist-destination management is to be optimized. In that context, the purpose of the work underpinning this article has been to emphasize and quantify the roles and functions that responding examples of Romania’s Tourist Information and Promotion Centers play and serve, as they seek to create and promote for their country the image of attractive tourist destination. Indicators taken account of in the work relate to tasks set out in the domestic legislation put in place to accredit the said National Tourist Information and Promotion Centers. Results obtained using the questionnaire method, though limited quantitatively (to just the 35 out of 110 Centers that responded positively to the research team’s request), are suggestive in qualitative terms, providing valuable information that successfully reflects the role and importance of Centers of this kind in outlining and developing the image of Romania as a destination for tourists.

Keywords: promotion center, tourism destination, local tourist products, destination imaging, Romania

Grigore Vasile Herman [grigoreherman@yahoo.com], Faculty of Geography, Tourism and Sport University of Oradea University Street 1, Oradea, 410 087: Romania
Jan A. Wendt [jan.wendt@ug.edu.pl], Uniwersytet Gdański, Wydział Oceanografii i Geografii
Răzvan Dumbravă [razvid@gmail.com], Faculty of Geography, Tourism and Sport University of Oradea 1st University Street, 410 087 Oradea: Romania
Maria Gozner [mariagozner@yahoo.com], Faculty of Geography, Tourism and Sport University of Oradea 1st University Street, 410 087 Oradea: Romania