How much does a foreign tourist spend on average a day while visiting Romania?

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In the third quarter 2019, the total number of non-residents in collective tourist accommodation structures was 900.3 thousands and their total expenditure amounted to RON 2339.4 million, says the latest report by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

During January 1–September 30, 2019, the number of non-residents in collective tourist accommodation structures was 2105.9 thousands and their total expenditure amounted to RON 5485.6 million.

Foreign tourists arrived in Romania during January 1-September 30 this year spent  RON 2,604.7 /person as average.

In Q III 2019, the main reason of the non-resident tourists’ stay in Romania was: business, attending congresses, conferences, courses, fairs and exhibitions (52.6% of the total number of non-resident tourists), their expenditure accounting for 54.9% of the total expenditure.

The second reason of the non-resident tourists’ stay in Romania was the travels for private purposes (47.4% of the total number of non-resident tourists), out of which the holiday travel coming into prominence (71.4%) and for visiting friends and relatives (7.9%). The travels for private purposes include travels for holidays, shopping, sports and cultural events, visits to friends and relatives, medical treatment, religion, transit and other activities.

Of the total business expenditure, the greatest weight is represented by the accommodation expenditure (49.4%), the accommodation with breakfast included being preferred (93.0% of the total accommodation expenditure). The expenditure of non-resident tourists with restaurants and bars was 19.1% and that for shopping 13.3%. Of the total expenditure for shopping, 45.8% represented the expenses for purchasing food and beverages, followed by expenses for purchasing presents and souvenirs 32.8%. The expenses with car rentals had a weight of 53.5% of the total expenditure for transport, while the expenditure for purchasing tickets for amusement parks, fairs, casinos, slots halls accounted for 35.2% of the total expenditure for recreation.

Out of the total non-resident tourists arrived in Romania, 46.5% had their stay organised by travel agencies and 33.0% had organized their stay by themselves.

The main means of transportation used by the non-resident tourists arriving in Romania was the plane (79.6% of the total number of tourists). 11.1% of the total number of tourists used their own cars, followed by coaches and buses used by 7.7%, while 1.6% used other means of transportation (train, riverboats, car rentals, motorcycles etc.).

During January 1-September 30, 2019, the main reason of the non-resident tourists’ stay in Romania was: business, attending congresses, conferences, courses, fairs and exhibitions (54.6% of the total number of nonresident tourists), their expenditure accounting for 57.7% of the total expenditure.

The second reason of the non-resident tourists’ stay in Romania during 1.I–30.IX.2019 was the travels for private purposes (45.4% of the total number of non-resident tourists), out of which the holiday travel coming into prominence (68.8%) and for visiting friends and relatives (8.7%). The travels for private purposes include travels for holidays, shopping, sports and cultural events, visits to friends and relatives, medical treatment, religion, transit and other activities.

Of the total business expenditure, the greatest weight is represented by the accommodation expenditure (49.7%), the accommodation with breakfast included being preferred (91.9% of the total accommodation expenditure). The expenditure of non-resident tourists with restaurants and bars was 18.1% and that for shopping 12.8%. Of the total expenditure for shopping, 45.6% represented the expenses for purchasing food and beverages, followed by expenses for purchasing presents and souvenirs 32.5%. The expenses with car rentals had a weight of 53.1% of the total expenditure for transport, while the expenditure for purchasing tickets for amusement parks, fairs, casinos, slots halls accounted for 37.2% of the total expenditure for recreation.
The main means of transportation used by the non-resident tourists arriving in Romania was the plane (80.0% of the total number of tourists). 11.0% of the total number of tourists used their own cars, followed by coaches and buses used by 7.4%, while 1.6% used other means of transportation (train, riverboats, car rentals, motorcycles etc.).

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