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January 24, 2022
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Hotels made operate May through October

Gov’t decides also that a hotel tax of 1 per cent will be also introduced, 50 per cent of it to be given to the local authorities and the other 50 per cent to be spent on hospitality development services.

The Government has decided that all hotel services are made available throughout the summer season: May 1 – October 1. Tour operators will be forced to keep all hotels open and renovate them. The provisions have been introduced to the draft Tourism Law approved by the Government on Wednesday and sent to Parliament for debates and adoption in regime of urgency, Regional Development and Tourism Minister Elena Udrea said, according to Mediafax.


In addition, the beach management will be the sole responsibility resort operators. A hotel tax of 1 per cent will be also introduced, 50 per cent of it to be given to the local authorities and the other 50 per cent to be spent on hospitality development services.


Udrea also pointed out that a provision was under debate which would allow operators keeping their facilities open for over six months to only have to pay half of the tax. She says the problems of the Romanian hospitality industry will never be solved as long as operators are happy making big profits in a season which lasts no more than two months and as long as Romanian tourists can afford paying those big rates.


‘There are operators – not all of them, of course – who open towards the middle of June, close down on September 1 and are not interested in what happens outside that interval. Even those operators who would be willing to stay open for longer have a problem because it’s hard to have guests if the rest of the resort is closed,’ the minister explained.


On the other hand, approximately 70 per cent of the travellers who bought a holiday package during the Holiday Market fair on March 17-20 chose foreign destinations and tour operators sold 10 to 20 per cent more than at last year’s edition of the event, in a total value of almost EUR 600,000.

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