The number of tourist to Romania climbed by more than 9% in 2012, this according to a report from the State Statistics Institute there. According to the report some 7.6 million tourists stayed at hotels and guest houses over the course of the year.
An interesting travel statistic for the Romanian tourism sector for 2012. It turns out some 218,000 Austrians visited Romania last year, a 14% increase over the previous numbers. The Austrian travelers also spent upwards of €52 million in the country, this according to Romania Insider.
Recent data from the Romanian Federation of Tourism Employers (FPTR) shows some 650,000 plus tourists having arrived from outside the country in Bucharest every year. The data shows most tourists taking advantage of Bucharest hotels are in fact business travelers.