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Romanians spent over EUR 40 M on New Year’s Eve in Romania and abroad

Top travel destinations where Romanians chose to spend the New Year’s Eve

Most of the Romanians who decided to spend the New Year’s Eve elsewhere than at home, have chosen to go abroad, mainly in the big cities in the neighbouring countries, but the Romanian traditional winter destinations are still in the picture. Brasov ranks first in the Romanians’ preferences, and Bucharest ranks 26, according to a survey by Trivago.

In the top 20 destinations chosen by the Romanians to spend the New Year’s Eve, the first three positions are ‘booked’ by the local mountain resorts: Brasov, Predeal and Poiana Brasov. The prices allotted for the stays in these three locations range from RON 580 (Brasov) to RON 780 (Predeal).

According to the survey, Romanians seemed to favor warmer destinations for longer stays this year, such as Dubai, Rome, Barcelona or Istanbul. Bansko mountain resort from Bulgaria ranks seventh this year, Sibiu ranks 8th, Paris takes the ninth position, while Rome comes tenth. Azuga. Istanbul and Barcelona are at the bottom of the Top 20. Amsterdam ranking 17th this year is the most expensive European destination for New Year’s Eve, besides Romania, with a budget of RON 920/per night being allotted by the Romanians.

The most expensive destination on accommodation is Dubai, RON 1,422/per night. Dubai ranks 4th in the Romanians’ preferences.

On the other side, Mamaia seaside resort is the cheapest destination for New Year’s Eve, with Romanians paying RON 260/night. Those who want to spend the last night of 2017 in Bran will pay RON 780/night and almost RON 1,000/night in Sinaia.

“Same as Czechs, Serbians or Slovenians, data show that Romanians are celebrating the New Year’s Eve abroad, with 11 of the 20 top favored destinations being outside Romania. Most of these destinations are in the neighbouring countries, such as Vienna, Budapest or Prague,” the survey says.

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