Oana Mihaela Stoleriu

Oana Mihaela Stoleriu
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza | UAIC · Department of Geography

PhD lecturer

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Introduction
Oana Mihaela Stoleriu currently works at the Department of Geography, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza. Oana does research in Tourism Geography and Tourism Marketing. Her current research focuses on Special Forms of Tourism and Destination Image.

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During the last decades, the tourism market saw the growth of national and regional brands based on characters and places promoted through movies and TV series. One of the most notorious tourism brands based on fictional works is represented by Dracula. With a constantly expanding coverage on entertainment channels, Dracula became widely popular an...
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This work examines the projected image of Romania as an emerging tourism destination. Computed content-analysis was applied to the photos, text and video materials promoted online in Romania’s last international tourism campaign. The conceptual framework used corresponds to intrinsic values (play, aesthetics, ethics and spirituality), from Holbrook...
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During the last 30 years, the Romanian economy has faced different challenges due to structural readjustments, overcoming crisis and globalization. The share of primary and secondary sectors in the gross domestic product have strongly decreased, while the services have taken off. The main objective for this study is to observe how these economic re...
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Danube Delta is the second largest European delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a famous paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers, which attracts increasing numbers of tourists every year. The article uses mixed methods, qualitative (i.e., narratives) and quantitative (i.e., computer) analyses, to examine the main components of visitors' s...
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This study sought to identify the main themes of sensory experiences of Douro wineries shared online by tourists. Douro is a demarcated wine region famous for Port, which is on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage List. The research used 470 visitor reviews posted on the TripAdvisor website, which re...
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Twitter represents an important source of information in sentiment analysis applications. The aim of this paper is to analyse tourism-related tweets (N=24.887) posted in Romania during 2016 using a real-time analysis software (ScatterBlogs). The most popular tourist attractions in Romania (N=134) according to TripAdvisor ranking were used as keywor...
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Rural tourism has been seen during the last decades as a means for economic development of sensitive localities, especially in rural areas. However, little research has been conducted on the sustainability of the development induced by tourism activities in rural areas, and even so, with contradictory results. Our paper investigated how tourism imp...
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The religious heritage of northeast Romania is one of the key attractions for visitors to the area. Known as ‘painted’ monasteries, the region’s churches highlight the rich religious culture of Romania, and they have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This study sought to identify the main dimensions of tourist experiences in the monaster...
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Given its increasing role in today´s societal and economic realities, tourism is seen more and more as a discursive area and a successful channel for transmitting gender equality issues. The purpose of this article was to examine the differences regarding gender gaps in tourist behaviour between core-members and the latest accession states in the E...
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Religious tourism represents an important segment of the present Romanian tourism market, with monasteries being constantly well ranked in the preferences of foreign or domestic visitors. Every year the number of religious tourists and pilgrims in Romania is increasing, as well as the number of religious events. In this context, religious destinati...
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The presence of World Heritage Sites has been frequently used as a mean of tourism promotion and increased attractiveness. However, previous studies showed contradictory results regarding the territorial impact of World Heritage Sites, and very few researchers discussed their impact in Eastern Europe. This paper examines how the presence of World H...
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Surf camps are located in popular surf spots and provide surf classes, guided surf tours and various services such as accommodation and food. This study’s main objective was to identify the principal components of surfers’ overall experiences in surf camps based on the narratives shared online in social media platforms. The research focused on camp...
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Transylvania has not only a geographical location as a province of Romania but also a mental meaning as Dracula's land. Dracula has become an important brand name for Romania, attracting many tourists in recent years – especially after the fall of communism. The main dimensions of Dracula's castle (i.e. Bran Castle) experiences shared online by tou...
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It is known that the information acquired before the journey is essential for building visitor expectations and behaviour. With its increasing role as information and communication tool, internet has become a key factor for destination image formation. Specialized travel websites in particular have a major contribution to building and communicating...
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Given the increasing demand for nature-based tourist experiences, forests represent a major resource for tourism development. But the relation between tourism development and forest conservation is complex, given the dual role of tourism as both financial and promotional support for conservation, as well as a factor of land use changes and deforest...
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In the context of a rich international literature on country branding, this paper brings new evidence for Romania. The paper explores a new approach in the analysis of Romania's destination image construction in regards with the gender representations communicated through tourism promotion campaigns. Given the frequent sexist representations of Sou...
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The interest for the study of the Romanian labor force features and behavior has significantly increased during the last twenty five years, in the context of the national labor market liberalization and the passage from a centralized to a market economy. The present paper is aimed to analyze the gender segregation of the Romanian workforce employed...
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The paper analyses Romania’s destination image communicated in international tourism promotion campaigns, through seventeen TV commercials. The authors analyzed and compared the main destination attributes and the holistic country image communicated in each campaign. The results highlight the way national tourism promotion strategies position Roman...
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The eastern part of Europe is the new actor of the international tourism market. Entered in the circuit shortly after the democratic revolutions from the late ‘80s and the beginning of the ‘90s, this space has a higher tourism growth than any other region of Europe, according to World Tourism Organization. However, little is known about the factors...
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The paper explores the concept of imaginative geographies built by the main Dracula tours promoted online. Based on text and pictures content, the main Dracula-linked destinations were identified and classified according to the type and weight of the local heritage they highlight. The analysis of the national heritage promoted through Dracula tours...
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Starting from the constant controversy regarding the capitalization of Dracula’s myth, the paper analyses the place of Dracula tourism in the Romanian national policy and local destination management. The study focuses on two key Dracula destinations and highlights the main actors and strategies that have shaped their evolution as well as the main...
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The overall aim of this study is to identify and analyse the tourist demand in the rural areas of a European peripheral region, in Romania. Rural tourism often represents one of the most popular and also controversial solutions for rural spaces in difficulty. At the same time, it is known that the tourism products centred on rural areas with socio-...
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The scientific and tourist value of natural dam lakes gives them a special role within the national earth heritage and good premises for ecotourism and geotourism development. Our paper aims to highlight the scientific value of three Romanian natural dam lakes and to correlate it with the existing approaches regarding the research, planning and cap...
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An increasing segmentation of the tourism market has manifested since the mid-twentieth century, together with the tourists’ interest for their impact on destinations and search for authenticity and a sense of place. These global trends have sustained the development and popularity of alternative forms of tourism such as ecotourism, sustainable tou...
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Cuejdel lake is the largest aquatorium among the Romanian natural dam lakes and one of the top 5 largest natural dam lakes in the Romanian Carpathians (surface - 13.88 ha, max. depth - 14.9 m, total volume - 815986 m3 in 2013). The lake was generated by a large landslide that dammed the Cuejdel brook (in Ștânișoarei Mountains, Eastern Carpathians)...
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The scientific and tourist value of natural dam lakes gives them a special role within the national earth heritage and good premises for ecotourism and geotourism development. Our paper aims to highlight the scientific value of three Romanian natural dam lakes and to correlate it with the existing approaches regarding the research, planning and cap...
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The paper is a critical review of the national imaginary communicated through video tourism campaigns promoting Romania as an international destination after 1989. Despite the efforts to rebrand and reposition Romania within the global tourism market, most of the tourism campaigns tend to reproduce old national stereotypes and practices: the same n...
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In the context of an increasing interest for the concept of Europe and for the appropriateness of its evolving borders, this paper analyzes the perception of European territory from the perspective of undergraduate students from two opposite peripheries of Europe: East and West. The data was provided by a large survey applied in 2009 in Romania and...
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The present presentation is inserted in the problematic of perception of the European space in the world, not only as a physic entity but also as an economical and socio-cultural one, according to the vision of the graduated students in Portugal and in Romania. Also intends to validate how the experiences of life and the socioeconomic status of thi...
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This paper, issued from the final report of the work package 3 (migrants and borders), presents Europe's representations among different types of Moldovian migrants. While some plan to migrate, some are asylum claimers, and other ones already live in Romania. Based on qualitative interviews realised in the framework of the EuroBroadMap project, thi...
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This paper is analyzing the spatial perceptions of the world in two neighbor countries located at the European Union Eastern border: Romania and the Republic of Moldova. The choice of countries was based on their common historical and cultural background and on the special meanings attached to the political frontier which successively separated or...
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Based on field observations and a survey conducted in 2009, on 119 tourists attending the annual St Parascheva’s pilgrimage in Iasi, this study is focused on the spatial and social effects of religious tourism on the city. Motivations, territorial use, expectations and practices differentiate tourists, separating pilgrims from other types of visito...
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The spatial policies led by the communist regime during the after war period had completely changed the urban landscape of Iaşi city, as well as the population’s spatial behavior and the structure of the residential urban spaces. Nowadays, the same collective residential buildings, extremely attractive before 1989, had changed their polarity in fav...
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Please precise the source if you choose to use this information! Prière de préciser la source lors de l'utilisation de ces informations! Oana Mihaela Stoleriu-LOCALISATION DES SERVICES ET MIXITE FONCTIONNELLE DANS LA VILLE DE IASI, Analelel Univ. « Al. I. Cuza » Iasi, Iasi, 2008, 14p. LOCALISATION DES SERVICES ET MIXITE FONCTIONNELLE DANS LA VILLE...
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Plecând de la contextul socio-economic şi ştiinţific actual, teza de doctorat continuă o serie de studii anterioare pe aceeaşi tematică, urmărind evidenţierea contrastelor socio-spaţiale interne generate de evoluţia Iaşilor pe parcursul unei perioade prea puţin studiate până în prezent (şi doar la nivel regional) dar deosebit de interesante sub asp...
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A principal components analysis and a typology of the evolution of the age structure between 1991 and 2001, and an estimation of the migratory balances of the urban districts, allow a survey of the evolution of the socio-demographic structures of Brussels and its suburban area. Suburbanisation is going further, but simultaneously gentrification is...
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The evolution of the periurban areas of Iasi city in rapport with suitability for buildings. Based on two indicators, the paper analyzes the evolution of the builted areas in Iasi’s periurban territory. The correlation with the functionality and the population’s socio-demographical structure leads to the identification of the factors structurin...
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A principal components analysis and a typology of the evolution of the age structure between 1991 and 2001, and an estimation of the migratory balances of the urban districts, allow a survey of the evolution of the socio-demographic structures of Brussels and its suburban area. Suburbanisation is going further, but simultaneously gentrification is...
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Land use, as a part of the geo-economic system has important structural variations over a short period of time. The Nicolina hydrographic bas in is intensely modified by the urban pressure of nearby city of Iai. This pressure has become more and more intense i n the last decade as a result of growing constructed area towa rds the "green" margins of...
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The flows represent the key expression of the spatial interactions. However, the official statistical providers often ignore them or make them available at superior scales of analysis – county, region or state. The flows between the local administrative units are hard to collect but they can be easily estimated. In this paper we will use several mo...

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I'm interested in international campaigns developed by the Bulgarian national tourism authorities.
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 I need some information regarding the national tourism campaigns meant to promote Hungary abroad after 1990.

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