Background: The need to identify, analyze and establish relationships between destinations and tourist emission, as terminus points between which the tourist circulation takes place, arises from the structural and functional complexity of tourism, on the one hand, and from its unprecedented expansion, on the other hand. Material and methods: Within the present study, which concerned Romania as a tourist destination, a number of specific, determinative indicators for the emission areas and the tourist destinations were identified and analyzed. Results: The obtained results focused on the analysis of: capacity, hierarchy, spatial distribution and establishment of relations between tourist emission / reception centers. They pointed out that Bucharest is the most important center of emission and tourist destination, followed by big urban centers of Constanța, Brasov, Mangalia, Cluj, Sibiu, Iași, etc., with some oscillations in what supposes their capacity of emission respectively tourist reception. Conclusions: The spatial distribution of the tourist emission-reception centers at the level of Romania is a discontinuous, individualized nuclei of utmost importance (the mountain area, the Black Sea coast and the Bucharest area) and the poor areas in infrastructure and tourist objectives, which determines a low flow of tourists.



Author ORCID Identifier

Grigore Vasile Herman: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7586-6226; Jan A. Wendt: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1712-4926