Greece and Turkey are the main holiday destinations chosen in 2018 by Romanian families with children. Photographies from holidays in Africa, South America or Asia, posted on internet determine more and more Romanians to choose exotic destinations, says Cristian Pandel, president of the Christian Tour’s board, one of the most important tourism agencies in Romania.
“Romanian tourists will travel more and more in exotic areas. It will be a new trend: they will aim to visit Thailand, China or countries in South America and Africa. Romanians represent a curious and cultivated nation and internet has contributed very much in the last years to the fascination for exotic destinations. Those who return from exotic holidays are very confused as in some of those destinations inhabitants are poorer but very happy, an atmosphere that make tourists happy and this can bee seen in the photos they share on the internet and that attract new tourists,” said Pandel.
Also this year the main summer holiday destinations chosen by Romanian families with children are Greece and Turkey, destinations chosen for over 10 years.
„The Greek and Turkish resorts, together with Spanish resorts, were chosen by Romanians last summer, while at the end of 2017 the chosen destinations were Dubai and Thailand, according to the tourism agency’ data, showing that there were 250,000 tourists,” adds Pandel.
This year the company will focus also on the development of the internal tourism segment.
„In 2017 we reached 20 years of activity. We are a mature business, we created a strong brand both as image and as infrastructure. For the future we aim a repositioning on the market and the internal tourism is part of this new strategy, that implies to bring back in Romania all that we consolidated on the market: the technology component, the system, new products,” concluded Pandel.
The tourism agency managed by Cristian and Marius Pandel closed 2017 with sales of over EUR 70 million, an year-on-year growth by 5 percent.
The agency opened also its own technology division in USA.