Foreign tourists spent RON 1 bn in Romania in Q1

About 414,000 foreign tourists came in Romania in the first quarter of this year, while their expenditure amounted per total to over RON 1 billion.

According to the National Statistics Institute, the non-resident tourists arrived in Romania in Q 1 spent on average RON 2684.9/ per person.

The same source says that the main reason of the non-resident tourists’ stay in Romania was: business, attend congresses, conferences, courses, fairs and exhibitions (63.3% of the total number of non-resident tourists), their expenditure being 64.0% of the total expenditure.

The second reason of the non-resident tourists’ stay in Romania was the travels for particular purpose (36.7% of the total number of non-resident tourists), out of which the holiday travel being highlighted (61.7%).

The travels for particular purpose include travels for holidays, shopping, sports and cultural events, visit friends and relatives, medical treatment, religion, transit and other activities.

When traveling for business purposes, tourists mostly spend money on accommodation (54.5%), the accommodation with breakfast included being particularly preferred (93.7%).

The expenditure of non-resident tourists in restaurants and bars was 16.5% and that for shopping12.8%.

Of the total expenditure for shopping, 37.6% represented the expenses for purchasing food and beverages, followed by expenses for purchasing presents and souvenirs 32.7%.

The expenses with car rentals had a weight of 64.1% of the total expenditure for transport, while the expenditure for purchasing tickets for museums, tourist attractions, zoos and botanical gardens were 40.5% of the total expenditure for recreation.

48.3% of the foreign travellers in Romania had organised their stay by travel agencies and 29.0% had organized their stay by themselves.

The main means of transportation used by the non-resident tourists arriving in Romania was the plane (78.3% of the total number of tourists).

13.1%, of the total number of the foreign tourists used their own cars, followed by coaches and buses used by 7.9 % and 0.7% used other means of transportation (train, river boats, car rentals, motorcycles etc.).

2016accommodationadvertising expendituresbusinessexpenditurefairsfirst quarterforeign touristsholidaysnon-resident touristsQ 1RON 1 billionshopping
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