More Romanians chose to travel for this year’s May 1 and Easter holidays than last year, spending a total of more than EUR 22 million, according to figures from the Romanian Federation of Tourism Employers (FPTR).
The number of those who journeyed abroad was 12,000, two and a half times more than the previous year, according to the same source. They spent some EUR 2.3 million on their holiday and most – over 7,000 tourists – chose to go to Bulgaria where their expenses amounted to some EUR 630,000. Other popular destinations were Hungary and Turkey, each attracting some 600 Romanian tourists.
The number of holidaymakers who spent their vacation locally also went up this year, increasing by 52 percent y-o-y, according to FPTR. They spent RON 51 million (approximately EUR 11 million) on package holidays alone and about RON 35 million (approximately EUR 8.1 million) on entertainment, according to the same source.
Most of the tourists who spent their Easter holiday in the country – about 65,000 – chose rural guesthouses.