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January 23, 2022

Tourism: Overnight stays down 8.7 pc in Romanian hotels and guesthouses

Romania registered last year the sharpest decline in the EU regarding the number of overnight stays in tourist units. Statistics also indicate us as the country with the lowest percentage of foreign tourists in the total number of overnight stays, with just 18 per cent of total tourists, according to Eurostat. Last year, Romanian hotels and guesthouses reported 15.1 million overnight stays, down 8.7 per cent from the level of 2009. Data released by Eurostat show a completely different reality than the activity report unveiled two weeks ago by Minister Elena Udrea, who announced that Romanian tourism has overcome the crisis, reads the ‘Jurnalul National’ newspaper.

“Romanian tourism was able to overcome the crisis, because data provided by INS show that the contribution of hotels, tour-operators and restaurants to the GDP has increased in each of the four quarters of last year. In the category of services, the contribution of tour-operators to the GDP of 2010 increased by 14.9 pc in Q1, 8.2 pc in Q2, 24.1 pc in Q3 and 37.2 pc in Q4,” the Minister of Regional Development and Tourism, Elena Udrea, said on February 17.

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