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May 29, 2022

TUI and ITS plan to cease activities in Romania

Two of the most important worldwide tour operators, TUI and ITS, plan to cease as of next year to bring tourists in Romania, discontent of the lack of promotion on the German market and on Romania image abroad, lately deteriorated by the political situation. “The two groups intend to withdraw because several promises made by Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism in the last years were not fulfilled. Among others, the promises made last year were referring to investments in promoting Romania in Germany up to EUR 3 M over the next two years and nothing has been done so far”, according to tourism sources for Mediafax. The German tour operators are also discontent with the lack of predictability in the Romanian economy. In order to persuade the tour operators not to leave Romania, MDRT State Secretary Cristian Barhalescu is now in Berlin trying to negotiate with them. In his turn, Barhalescu said that he was in the Capital of Germany not only to talk to TUI but also to all German tour operators, refusing to make any comments on a possible withdrawal of the two tour operators. Barhalescu also refrained from commenting if the Romanian part was content with the cooperation with TUI and ITS, which brought this summer over 2000 German tourists on the seaside.

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