The CACTUS - Journal of tourism for research, education, culture, and soul is an open access journal that provides bi-annual publication of articles in all areas of tourism-services-geography.
Due to the enlargement of European Union since 2004, the tourism in the region has experienced rapid market changes. The challenges and threats to managers and researchers that operate within the region often have distinct differences to those experienced in other geographic areas in the world. The CACTUS contributes mainly to generating and sharing understanding of different tourism challenges and trends in the region. It provides readers with an updated overview of the emerging tourism practices in the old and new European Union countries, and not only.
The CACTUS is the only Romanian tourism journal that stimulates and nourishes dialogue between educators, researchers, and practitioners encourages research in the field of tourism. The journal aims to reveal and emphasize the best practice and research in tourism and services in Romania, in the region and in the EU developed and developing countrie. It contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for contemporary tourism-services management, marketing developments, trends, and challenges.
Why this journal ? There has been a steady growth in the tourism industry in the last years due to the new 12 countries that accessed the European Union. As a result the editors have identified a need to take a more targeted and focused tourism-services-geography journal that reflects the environmental opportunities and threats as well as marketplace developments and trends in Romania and in the other countries. The journal therefore seeks to foster collaboration and an open dialogue between different research cultures and practices.
The CACTUS is an essential reading for both international and regional academics and practitioners with research interests in tourism. Readers of the journal seek to understand the different and/or alternative perspectives on tourism-services-geography theory, business, and practice.
Director of the Review,
Professor Gabriela Cecilia STANCIULESCU, Ph.D.