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International symposium  50 Years of Research in the field of Tourism in Romania: Past, Present and Future

Online event, 16-17 December 2021

 

With the Decree no 539/1970 regarding the establishment of the Ministry of Tourism, in the following year, the legal framework for establishing an entity in charge of research in the field of tourism in Romania had been set; more precisely, in accordance with the decree no 78/1971 regarding the organization and operation of the Ministry of Tourism, published in the Official Gazette, Part I, no 32 in March 16th, 1971, it is foreseen at article 19 that: Ministry of Tourism has in its direct subordination offices, units having the status of headquarter and travel agencies, enterprises, publishing houses, advertising agencies, branches and tourist offices, centre for studies and research, schools, training centres for staff, computation centres. Thus, in April 1971 the “the ancestor” of the National Institute of Research Development in Tourism (INCDT) was established named as Centre for Studies and Design for Tourism Promotion, a public institution of national interest in the subordination of Ministry of Tourism.

One has to mention the fact that in the same period, other institutes and research centres have been established in Romania. Therefore, two years later, excepting our institution, the network of economic research institutes comprised Economic Research Institute, Institute of Studies and Research for Planning, Institute for the Study of International Economic Situation, Research Institute for Agrarian Economy, Institute of Commercial Research, Centre for Economic Research for Prices and Centre for Financial and Monetary Research (Zaman et al., 2013, p. 20).

Now, just over 50 years after the establishment of our institute, it is suitable to discuss the main approaches of research in the field of tourism in Romania, which can be divided into three distinct periods:

  • 1971-1989, the centralist period, characterised by the conditionality of the socialist economy;
  • 1990-2004, the transition period facing new challenges of the market oriented economy;
  • 2005-nowadays, the period under the auspices of European integration process.

 

In order to celebrate 50 years since its establishment, National Institute of Research-Development in Tourism (INCDT) is organizing the international symposium entitled 50 Years of Research in the field of Tourism in Romania: Past, Present and Future, a scientific event that will take place in 16-17 December 2021. Due to existing pandemic situation, the symposium will be online.

During the symposium a series of current topics will be discussed regarding the challenges faced by Romanian and international tourism in connection with some lessons than can be learned from the last 50 years of research in this field. The symposium is addressed to researchers, PhD students and academics, but to some extent also to the industry professionals.

The topic of our symposium is very comprehensive, the event aiming to address a broad range of researches in the field of tourism and hospitality, both in Romania and abroad.

In order to participate at this symposium (and to deliver a presentation) an abstract of the paper is needed in accordance with the guidelines found here. There are no fees for participating at this event and the abstracts will be published online in a publication with ISBN code. The selection of the participants will be made strictly based on the abstract sent and a person cannot send and have more than two papers as main author and/or co-author. Maximum 3 authors are accepted for a paper presented during the symposium.

 

Important dates:

 

November 15, 2021 – Abstract submission closes

November 30, 2021 – Notification of the paper acceptance (an email will be sent by organizers)

December 10, 2021 – Participants registration closes (an email has to be sent by participants)

 

For more details, please contact us at simpozion50incdt@incdt.ro.

 

Organizing committee:

 

Dr. Cristi Frenț - Scientific researcher grade II, INCDT

Alina Niculescu - Scientific researcher grade III, INCDT

Cristina Lixăndroiu - Scientific researcher grade III, INCDT

Adrian Rădulescu - Scientific researcher grade III, INCDT

Mărioara Pavel-Musteață - Scientific researcher grade III, INCDT

Irina Colceru - Scientific researcher, INCDT

 

Scientific committee:

 

Dr. Cristi Frenț - Scientific researcher grade II, INCDT

Alina Niculescu - Scientific researcher grade III, INCDT

Nadina Creinicean - Scientific researcher grade III, INCDT

Cristina Lixăndroiu - Scientific researcher grade III, INCDT

Mărioara Pavel-Musteață - Scientific researcher grade III, INCDT

Dr. Camelia Surugiu - Scientific researcher grade II, INCDT