According to the Federation of Romanian Tourism Business Owners (FPTR), around 98,000 tourists travelled to various resorts in the country during the May 1 mini-holiday, where they spent around EUR 3.7 million only on accommodation and breakfast, 6 percent more than they did last year in the same period.
As this is a period with no major social events that could influence Romanians’ decision to go on holiday and considering the relative growth in incomes and the good weather, 4,000 more tourists planned a short holiday around May 1 compared to last year.
FTPR estimated revenues of around RON 12.7 million in all touristic destinations in the country only from the tourists’ food and leisure activities. On average, each tourist spent the same daily amount as last year – RON 120 excluding accommodation and breakfast. Accommodation and breakfast spending went up to a total of RON 17.4 million, which means that a total of RON 30 million was spent during the holiday (around EUR 6.4 million).
The seaside remained the most popular destination, welcoming around 28,000 tourist, at nightly prices from RON 80 to 500. There were also thousands who stayed at private apartments, which were not accounted for in these figures. FTPR’s Dragos Raducan says however that there could not have been as many as 80,000 tourists in total, as some had estimated, as this is an unrealistic estimation.
In the Mamaia resort, the occupation rate of hotels was around 90 percent.
When it came to the mountain area, 19,000 Romanians booked a holiday and spent around Ron 3.42 million on accommodation, most of them in Sinaia and Busteni.
A few thousand people also went to the Danube Delta, where three nights at a three-star hotel, breakfast included, cost around RON 520 on average.