The economic growth which will be resumed in the second quarter next year will have an immediate favorable effect on tourism, the interim relevant minister, Elena Udrea, declared on Wednesday at a seminar on tourism, Mediafax informs. The authorities expect the economy to restart growing in the second quarter 2010, after an economic fall of almost 8 per cent this year. Moreover, Udrea declared that the “good intentions” of the authorities regarding the holiday vouchers “remained only hopes for 2010,” because of the economic crisis. Moreover, a Deloitte survey shows that the revenue per available room of the European hoteliers decreased in the year closed in September by 19.2 per cent, to EUR 58, on the background of a reduction of the average tariff and of the occupation degree. Thus, Romania is among the most affected countries, with a decline of over 20 per cent. A fall of 20 per cent of the tariff per available room was reported also by the hoteliers from other East European countries, such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. According to the same survey, the wave of new hotels that will be inaugurated this year could render even more difficult the efforts of the operators to overcome the recession.