Romania has great advantages over other countries in the region, by having mountain resorts and being a coastal country, so that it could attract tourists who choose usually Prague and Budapest for city breaks, Kenny Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer of Ryanair, Europe’s biggest and the world’s leading low-cost airline, said in a press conference on Wednesday.
Asked how important it would be for the Romanian tourism the existence of an airport in Brasov, he replied: “Brasov is a great place, I was there. Is one of the places in Romania that can be very attractive for tourists”.
Jacobs added that Romania could do more for tourism in that area if would develop the theme of vampires.
“More airports you have, the better. It would be better if you would have two airports on the Black Sea, more airports in ski resorts. I would try to attract city-break tourists in Bucharest and other cities in Romania. Budapest and Prague have fared so well in Europe, attracting tourists who want to go on trips for three days. You have the sea, you have snow, these are two big advantages. Moreover, you have better prices.” Jacobs stated.
Ryanair operates 21 routes from Romanian airports – Timisoara, Bucharest and Craiova. Last year, the company had 2.6 million passengers in Romania and estimates a 40 percent increase for 2017, after new 4 routes will be introduced.
“Romania is among the countries with the highest growth for our company. (…) Almost half of our customers are tourists,” Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer pointed out.