Germany, second place in Romanian tourists’ preferences


There were 583,000 journeys from Romanian tourists to Germany in 2013 and 14.6 percent more accommodations than in 2012, according to German National Tourist Office – DZT in Romania which presented its data yesterday during a press conference.
Thus, Germany comes second in the Romanian tourists’ preferences, becoming a holiday destination more and more appreciated especially in terms of cultural tourism, considering the 38 UNESCO edifices.
The Romanians spent about EUR 300 million in Germany in 2013. “Each Romanian tourist spent an average of EUR 65 a day, 15 percent lower than in 2012. That proves Germany became a destination affordable to Romanians. And that might explain the 11 percent increase of Romanian visitors to Germany in 2013, compared to the previous year, which was the highest figure reported in the Balkans region,” said Cristian Sallai, Marketing and Sales Manager with DTZ yesterday.
40 percent of Romanians travel to Germany to spend their holidays here, 29 percent for business and 31 percent come to visit relatives and friends. According to Tijana Djuricic, Manager Press and Public Relations of DTZ, the Romanians prefer southern Germany, especially Bayern, but also Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt. Prior to setting off, 43 percent of Romanians make a pre-booking, 30 percent of whom online and 11 per cent through the tourism agencies. “The predictions on 2014 indicate an increase between 9 and 11 percent as regards the number of tourists from Romania, and up to 3 percent more tourists than last year are expected from all over the world,” says Sallai.

Leave a Reply