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September 26, 2021

Minister Grapini cancels Romania’s participation to Munich Tourism Fair

The delegate minister for SMEs and Tourism, Maria Grapini on Monday canceled Romania’s participation in the Munich Tourism Fair that opened Wednesday, and the hotel owners and tour operators that already paid for plane tickets and hotel accommodation in view of this event blame their losses on the ministry, Mediafax reports. “Just hours ago, we were stupefied to learn that Romania will not be present in the Munich Tourism Fair, an event which belongs to the list of fairs approved and announced by the ministry you coordinate, as we were informed previously by the minister herself,” reads a letter sent yesterday by ANAT to minister Maria Grapini. Maria Grapini said that the fairs and any other event financed or co-financed from the budget are achieved only if there is demonstrated efficiency of the previous edition and if an important number of companies demand it. “In the case of the international fair F.R.E.E of Munich, the specialised department could not justify the efficiency of the participation in the 2012 edition,” the minister explained. Thus, most firms that should have attended the event and present their offers in the area reserved for Romania, without paying the participation fee, were forced to give up. For those tour operators that already had important meetings arranged well in advance, the only option was to purchase a space for talks one day before the beginning of the eve

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