Following the first two stages of the cooperation project dubbed “Franco-Romanian Tourism Meetings – Learning Foreign Languages and Tourism Training: A Sector in the Midst of Change,” the French Embassy and the French Institute, in partnership with the Economy Ministry, are getting ready for a new round of debates on tourism topics. On July 8, Brasov’s Kolping Hotel will host a conference on the topic of mountain heritage tourism, while Constanta’s Ibis Hotel will host, on July 12, a conference on the topic of cruise line tourism.
Bringing together international experts, the debates will be opened by Mr. Claudiu Vrinceanu, Secretary of State for Tourism within the Economy Ministry, by Ms. Maguelone Orliange-Ladsous, French Embassy’s Attaché for Educational Cooperation and Correspondent for Tourism, as well as representatives of Brasov’s local authorities. In order to tackle the issues of this complex economic sector, which stands out given its cross-sectoral nature, the talks will consist of an exchange of know-how that will evoke the opportunities for the development of Romanian tourism’s potential in the following period.
Tourism is a topic of interest for local and national authorities, being a vector of economic growth and regional development. The exchange of good practices between France and Romania is meant to lead to an enhancement of attractiveness and to a hiking of standards of quality through the training of the human resource for and from the sector. These objectives can be attained only by modernising the Romanian education sector and adapting it to market demand, by assisting the local development process so that the tourism industry entrepreneurs’ needs are met. With this goal in mind, Franco-Romanian collaboration can prove to be decisive in propelling the conclusion of strategic partnerships.
In order to cover all the components of the tourism domain, the “Franco-Romanian Tourism Meetings” project will consist of 9 meetings. The next stage will be organised in Bucharest, on September 23, as part of the Fete de la Gastronomie. It will continue with a meeting focusing on eco-tourism, in Tulcea in early October, and then with one focusing on cultural and artworks tourism in Timisoara the same month. The series of meetings will continue with a debate on spa tourism, in Oradea on October 26. The cycle of events focusing on tourism topics will end with a conference in Bucharest, on November 17-18.
The “Franco-Romanian Tourism Meetings – Learning Foreign Languages and Tourism Training: A Sector in the Midst of Change” project is organised by the French Embassy and by the French Institute, under the aegis of the State Secretariat for Tourism, with the support of the Education Ministry, in partnership with AccorHotels Group.