Romanian tour operators in Chisinau to promote health, culture tourism, Black Sea, Danube Delta trips

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Twenty-two Romanian tour operators will be displaying, April 6-9, in the “Tourism. Leisure. Hotels 2017” trade convention in Chisinau over 60 square metres, promoting Romania’s offerings of spas, health tourism, culture tourism, Black Sea and Danube Delta holiday packages, as well as winter holiday offers.

The Romanian Tourism Ministry says in a press statement released on Thursday that at its stand in the 22nd edition of the international specialist trade convention of tourism, leisure and hotels in the capital city of Moldova prize-winning competitions will be held. The prizes are accommodation and treatment vouchers to be awarded by the exhibiting companies based on business cards collected at the ministry’s desk.

Also available at the stand will be wine and traditional Romanian food tasting.

Attending the event will also be State Secretary with the Tourism Ministry Cristina Tarteata, who is scheduled to meet Romania’s ambassador to Moldova Daniel Ionita, Director General of Moldova’s Tourism Agency Stanislav Rusu, as well as representatives of trade associations from Moldova’s tourism sector and local media.

Organising the event is the Moldexpo International Exhibition Centre, officially supported by Moldova’s Tourism Agency, the National Association of Moldova’s Travel Agencies as well as Moldova’s National Association of Rural, Ecologic and Cultural Tourism.

“Tourism. Leisure. Hotels” is the most important international trade convention in Moldova promoting all the segments of the tourism industry, including offers of Moldova’s and foreign travel agencies, airliners as well as central and local public administrations dealing with the management of tourist activities, hotel compounds and health tourism establishment and transport companies.

 

“Republic of Moldova, strategic market for Romanian tourist destinations”

 

The Republic of Moldova represents a strategic market for Romanian tourist destinations, and in the last years the number of Moldovan tourists arriving at the seaside has constantly grown, declared the chair of the Black Sea Coast – Danube Delta Association (AL-DD), Corina Martin (photo), on the occasion of Romania’s participation in the 22nd edition of the International Specialised Exhibition of “Tourism. Leisure. Hotels” in Chisinau.

“”I consider Moldova to be a strategic market for Romanian tourist destinations and starting with 2012 we launched a campaign to raise Moldovan tourism agencies’ interest in the Romanian seaside and the Danube Delta, tourist destinations largely unknown to colleagues from Moldova, a few years ago. We are continuing this campaign and we are once again organising a presentation in Chisinau, dedicated to travel agencies and journalists in Moldova. The budget coming from Mamaia promotion fees allows us to organise events, in which Mamaia will be in the spotlight, in an event in which we also promote all the resorts on the coast, but also the Danube Delta. In recent years, the number of Moldovan tourists at the seaside steadily increased and we aim to increase even further the tourist circulation between Moldova and Romania. To that end, we will be joined by our colleagues from other promotion associations in Romania – Prahova, Tusnad, Covasna, Govora, Baile Felix,” stated Martin.

In his turn, the chairman of the Danube Delta Travel Agency Employers, Daniel Ilusca, considers that in 2017, finding free accommodation in the Danube Delta will be “a real challenge”.

“We are present for the third time at this fair, which compared to the last year, benefits from an increased number of visitors, travel agents, hotel owners, destinations, travel businesses, promotion associations. Danube Delta comes with full and attractive packages, 3-5-7 days and early booking special packages, in which the Delta’s various attractions and main destinations are promoted: Crisan, Sulina, Sfantu Gheorghe, Mila 23, Stipoc Monastery, Letea and Caraorman forests, lakes, fishing trips of carp, pike, catfish, perch, bird-watching, fast craft cruises, kayaks or rowboats, the traditional fish borsch (e. n. sour fish soup), events such as the Fish Borsch Festival, the Pike Delta Cup, Anonymous Film Festival and many more. We estimate this year to be one of the best years in the last period, and finding free accommodation will be a real challenge,” argues Ilusca.

According to a press release of the Association, sent on Thursday to AGERPRES, the Black Sea Coast – Danube Delta Association participates between April 6 to 9 in the tourism fair beyond Prut for the third consecutive year after the Travel Fair of the Republic of Moldova in 2015, and Tourism. Leisure. Hotels in 2016, respectively. Romania’s stand at the travel fair in Moldova is provided by the Ministry of Tourism.