The Effects of European Integration in the Tourism Industry: Consequences of the Last Accession Waves

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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

Tourism is one of the sectors that have been favoured by the creation of the EU and each new country that acceded helped the Union increase its competitiveness in tourism. According to official statistics, the number of international inbound tourists in the New Member States of the EU increased, on average, three times and in many cases this is partly a consequence of the European Union accession and market oriented policies. However, most of the tourists travelling in Europe choose Western destinations, as they are not aware of the New Member States’ tourism potential or have a wrong perception about these countries. Moreover, considerable research has been devoted to tourism in Western Europe, while rather less attention has been paid the New Member States. With these in mind, this chapter provides an examination of tourism in the New Member States of the European Union in the context of European integration.

Keywords

European integration European tourism European tourism policies Exports in travel Imports in travel New Member States 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy of Economic Studies, International Business and EconomicsBucharestRomania

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