According to one of Romania’s largest tourism companies, Christian Tour, the number of holiday booking for the 2017 summer season is way up compared to last season. At the top of the list of destinations are Turkey, Greece, and Mallorca. Holidays booked by Romanians in November and December this year (early booking) went up by 55%, on average, compared to last year, according to Christian Tour. Turkey trips increased by 75% and represent 40% of the total sales volume for this company. Big discounts led the reasons why the company noticed the jump in bookings. Right behind Turkey destinations were the Greek Isles and Mallorca, as well as Romanian seaside destinations like Constanta.
On inter-Romanian travel, news the country’s Romania’s state passenger rail carrier CFR Calatori is introducing new trains aimed at reducing travel time between the capital in Bucharest, and Cluj-Napoca and Suceava will certainly spell “revenue” for hospitality businesses in Transylvania and Bukovina. Instead of a typical 11-hour trip, passengers will arrive in under 10.
As for good PR for Romania and for inbound travel, news Ryanair held the first ever Santa flight in Romania, flying 150 children from Craiova to Bucharest, on board a specially chartered Ryanair Boeing 737-800 aircraft, speaks well for seasons greetings for all concerned. Christmas in Romania is a magical time for those who’ve never experienced it, and a new Discover Romania with Tour Travel by Odas Global Consulting, lets visitors book a unique and exclusive tour called “Amazing tour of Romania in 13 days,” shows off some of this extraordinary destination including centuries of religious wonder.
Just last month Chairman of the Federation of Romania’s Travel Employers (FPTR), Mohammad Murad told the 2016 edition of the Romanian Travel Gala; Romania has to be placed back on the world map of tourism, as it once was.
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