The Romanian seaside tourism has increased by 5% this year as compared to 2016 and about 15% of the rented accommodation was represented by private dwellings, according to a press release from the Federation of Romanian Tourism Employers Federation (FPTR) on Thursday.
“Without the holiday vouchers promised by the Government, not promoted by the Ministry of Tourism and still in the hands of the capricious weather, the seaside tourism has increased statistically by 5% this season. According to statistical data provided by INSSE, by the end of July 2017, the number of tourists increased by 5% against 2016. Mamaia, Eforie Nord and Venus were the most sought resorts, and on the opposite side were Costinesti, Neptun and Eforie Sud. There is a growth trend in number of tourists to the southern seaside resorts as compared to the previous years, especially of the family tourists. The FPTR estimates that 15% of private dwellings in seaside resorts and towns are rented during the summer season, which generates a large number of people staying, resulting in agglomeration of resorts and unfair competition for the classified structures. It is not known what is the volume of unreported and unmeasured tourism, how many thousands of apartments are unclassified and operating under the rental regime (Mamaia), how much accommodation is offered by locals (Eforie Nord and Sud, Vama-Veche, 2 Mai, etc.) especially since their number strongly increases from year to year,” the release reads.
According to the Federation, in July 2017, the top 10 countries of origin of foreign tourists arriving on the Romanian seaside were: Germany, USA, Israel, France, Poland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Austria and the Republic of Moldova.