The Destination Experience Through Stopover Tourism – Bucharest Case Study
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AuthorStoenescu, Cristina; Gheorghe, Camelia; Sabou, Gabriel Cristian; García Sánchez, Antonio; Tigu, Gabriela
Knowledge AreaEconomía Financiera y Contabilidad
Bibliographic CitationTigu, G., Garcia Sanchez, A., Stoenescu, C., Gheorghe, C. and Sabou, G.C., 2018. The Destination Experience Through Stopover Tourism – Bucharest Case Study. Amfiteatru Economic, 20(Special No. 12), pp. 967-981
Over the years, the evolution of the air transport sector has determined important changes in the tourism industry. One of the consequences of the liberalization of air transport has been the development of the “hub-and-spoke” system, used by traditional airlines in order to be more efficient in a highly competitive environment. As air traffic significantly developed worldwide, “hubs” became highly connected places concentrating an increasing number of transit passengers. At the same time, the liberalization of the airline industry has stimulated both airline and airport competition, therefore, vertical partnerships have become an interesting option for airlines, as well as airports. Moreover, considering that transiting traffic represents a potential tourism market, tourism organizations have also started to get involved in the process. “Stopover tourism” is a new type of tourism based on the partnership between airlines, airports and tourism organizations, with the purpose ...
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