EUR 7 M spent on Easter holiday in Romania

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About 105,600 Romanians spent their Easter holiday in the Romanian resorts, spending 7 million euros for accommodation and food. 5,000 Romanian tourists preferred to spend their Easter abroad, paying 1.3 million euros for their stays, according to the Employers Federation of the Romanian Tourism.

Rural boarding houses topped Romanians’ choices this year, too, with the most wanted locations being Bran-Moeciu region, Bukovina, Vrancea, Sibiu (Marginimea Sibiului), Maramures and Buzau.

Mountain resorts ranked second on Easter destinations, with Valea Prahovei the most crowded location, tourists spending RON 6.6 M.

Compared to last years, tourism abroad was quite low. A small part of Romanians chose to spend their Easter holiday in Rome, Athens or Jerusalem, while the most wanted destinations outside were Bulgaria and Greece. About 5,000 Romanians spent their Easter abroad, spending over 1.3 million euros.

For example, more than 7,600 tourists visited this Easter the Dumbrava Sibiului Museum, Romania’s largest open-air museum, which was the only local museum open to the public on Easter.

More than 6,000 visitors attended this year’s Resurrection church service inside the museum, up by 1,000 compared to 2014, while 1,610 visited the museum on the second Easter day.

Sibiu city also enjoyed many foreign tourists on Easter, especially Asians. Most of the foreign tourists in Sibiu came from Nordic countries, Germany and the US, but there was also a rising trend in the number of Asian visitors, particularly from Japan and Thailand, according to the museum’s spokesperson Cosmin Calinescu, quoted by Agerpres.

For more information about the museum read also http://www.romaniajournal.ro/the-astra-museum-of-traditional-folk-civilisation-the-second-largest-open-air-museum-in-europe/

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