The Prime Minister Stefan Yanev met this morning with representatives of the tourism industry in the Council of Ministers.
The meeting was also attended by four ministers - Finance, Tourism, Health and Economy. The aim was to discuss the problems of the sector and their work during the pandemic, as well as the compensation for business by the state.
Non-resident tourists arriving in Romania spent, on average, 2,573.3 lei/person (approximately 520 euros, at the National Bank of Romania exchange rate), in the first half of this year, and the main reason for travel to Romania (59.6%) was represented by business, including participation in congresses, conferences, courses, fairs, and exhibitions, according to data published by the National Ins
The pandemic boosted Romanian tourism, the volume of bookings this summer having increased by 46% compared to 2019 and by 60% compared to last year, according to a press release from Travelminit.ro, sent to AGERPRES on Tuesday.
The number of tourists who have holidayed on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast in the summer of 2021 is up by 70% compared to 2020, announced Minister of Tourism Stela Baltova after a meeting with representatives of the tourist industry in Varna. She described the season as dynamic, difficult and rather short.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy on Sept. 4 reaffirmed the government's annual target of 25 million foreign tourists.
"We are not doing badly. We are still committed to our target of 25 million tourists and $20 billion in revenues that we announced at the start of the season," he said during a press conference at Istanbul's Maiden Tower.
Following the mass "arrivals" of new units in 2019, plans for new hotels in Athens and the rest of the peripheral units of the country, have not been abandoned. International luxury hotel chains such as Mandarin Oriental, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Edition Hotels, 1 Hotels and Rocco Forte, are some of the well-known international luxury brands, which currently have their eyes on Greece.
The hotel was selected as a case study by INSETE for the European project “Hotels4Climate”