Octavian Barna, Cristian Serea


A total of 187 people were surveyed regarding the choice of destinations, sources of information about holidays, the time spent visiting historic sites and the type of favorite monuments in Europe. Statistical correlations have been made between the various answers to questions and the results were expressed in graphs and tables. By statistical methods it was established which are the historical monuments that are preferred by the tourists when they go on holidays and if there is a correlation between them and the determining factor in choosing the holiday destinations. From the subjects interviewed, 54.6% preferred to visit medieval castles when they go on holidays, 57.8% used the Internet as a principal source of information when planning holidays, and 56.7% indicated that the main factor in the choice of destinations is the presence of the historical monuments in the area that will be visited.


tourist attractions, historical monuments, cultural tourism, correlations


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