Denisa Ioana Tarpian, Ioan Sauer, Mihaela Albulescu, Ana Gina Armaș, Ioan Petroman


Home-Stay/Homestay Tourism is a relatively new sub-type of domestic tourism. It has been the response to tourists with low incomes and to tourists who could not travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is related to several sub-types of domestic tourism such as home-exchanging tourism, near-home/proximity tourism, residency tourism, second-home tourism, or staycation in that it differs from the traditional definition of tourism. The authors define homestay and identify its causes, advantages, disadvantages, and risks, and they make suggestions for the expansion of this sub-type of tourism in Romania based on both Romanian and foreign experiences.


domestic tourism; holidaying-at-home; homestay

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