Most Romanians also prefer this year to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve at domestic destination, at three-star and upwards hotels, spa-packages included, and the number of people choosing to holiday during Winter Celebrations is on an upward trend, several tour-operators specified for AGERPRES.
Spending winter holidays in seaside resorts instead of ski resorts is another tendency noticed by tourism tour-operators.
“The most requested Christmas and New Year Eve’s destination remains Romania, the highest ranking preferences being Bran, Moeciu, Rasnov, Poiana Brasov, Predeal and Sinaia [mountain resorts – ed.n.]. Northern Bucovina and Maramures but also cities such as Sibiu, Oradea, Brasov and Alba Iulia follow. The average budget allotted for a New Year’s Eve sojourn in Romania ranges around 1,000 lei per person. It is noteworthy that in the last years, the number of people who choose to spend the party in-between years at the seaside has been growing, and so has the number of those who choose the Danube Delta,” Cosmin Marinof, national sales director of TUI TravelCenter/Eurolines specified for AGERPRES.
“Spa resorts such as Baile Felix, Calimanesti-Caciulata and Vatra Dornei, boarding houses in Bucovina and the resorts on Prahova Valley are the most sought after, many hotels being fully booked,” Eximtur representatives said.
In Baile Felix, for a Christmas package in a five-star hotel, prices start at 2,645 lei/person and three-star hotels at 674 lei/person, with spa services included. In Sinaia, the Christmas party at a 4-star hotel costs 784 lei/person with breakfast included, while in Predeal, prices start at 634 lei/person, in both cases tourists benefiting from Santa Claus show and festive lunch.