Over 90% of the Romanians want to plan a vacation this summer, study finds
Over 90 percent of Romanians intend to travel starting this Easter and by the end of the summer, according to a study conducted by Travelminit.ro this month.
The hotel reservation platform also says that vaccination will also have a positive impact on the decision to travel in Romania.
Romanians plans vacations at least a month early
As more and more Romanians get vaccinated, the newly acquired immunity might lead to the drop in the Covid infection rate, the hospitality representatives in Romania are getting ready for a new season of vacations. A quarter of the respondents have a firm booking or they are in the process of booking a vacation for the upcoming period. Most of the Romanians (90%) prefer to plan their holidays in advance and they pay the vacation at least one month before the arrival date.
Pensions and hotels remain among the most sought-after accommodation units, but small units such as chalets, vacation houses, camping or apartments are also in high demand. Most of the Romanian tourists who want to book vacations look for offers at the seaside (28%), at the mountain or peaceful and secluded locations (42.5%), spa resorts or city breaks.
All-inclusive locations, flexible bookings, most appreciated
Among the most important factors when booking a vacation, there are flexible bookings (without paying in advance or free cancellation), but also locations that have all-inclusive offers or outdoor pools, tub, to allow outdoor activities, accessible prices, secluded areas or to strictly observe hygiene standards.
The average budget
Most respondents (47%) want to allot an average budget of RON 100-200/per room/per night for a vacation, 24% want locations that have an average price per night ranging from RON 200 to RON 300, while 26% prefer to allot a budget of RON 300 per night.
Most tourists want vacations of 5-7 days (38%), and only 19% want to allot more than 7 days for their annual leave.
Over 50% of respondents want to travel with their family, while almost 30% plan to have a vacation in the couple, 18% with a group of friends.