Where will Romanians travel for winter holidays?


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The free travel metasearch momondo.ro team analyzed the flight searches from Romanian cities to see which are the favorite destinations for the upcoming winter holidays.

Although Christmas or New Year holidays are among the most expensive throughout the year, Romanians continue to take full advantage of the holidays and enjoy unique experiences in other countries.

Most wanted destinations

At the national level, the most sought after destination for the winter holidays is Dubai. The ideal temperatures to visit the “city of world records” fully contribute to the choices of Romanian tourists, in addition to the increasingly attractive prices of flight tickets. The average price of a flight during this period decreased compared to the previous year by approx. 5%, now reaching 395 EUR on average.

Dubai Marina from a high view showing the boats, sea, and the city scape.

Vienna, London, Rome and Phuket complete the top 5 most wanted destinations for flights departing from Romania.

Separating the departures from the big cities in our country, we notice that the 5 destinations that give the ranking at the national level are also strongly influenced by the flights from Otopeni, the top having the same configuration. As for Cluj-Napoca, the most desirable winter destinations appear to be Malta, Rome and London, and the ones most often noted in the searches for Iasi are London, Rome and Milan. London is also the first choice for flights departing from Sibiu, Suceava and Bacău.

New cities in top searches

Miami, Denpasar (Bali), Warsaw and New York rose to the top of Romanians’ preferences, reaching among the top 20 destinations for the winter holidays, overtaking destinations such as Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Colombo (Sri-Lanka), Larnaca or Brussels, which were part of this ranking in the previous year. Of the most sought after destinations for winter, Miami enjoys the highest increase of interest rate of Romanians, which rose 18 positions compared to last year, while Colombo lost the most interest, falling 24 positions.

Miami New Years Eve Fireworks display 2016 / 2017

Price evolution for top 10 most wanted destinations

Destination Price evolution

compared to the previous year

Average price

for a round-trip flight

Dubai -5% 395 EUR
Vienna -16% 102 EUR
London -11% 133 EUR
Rome +7% 101 EUR
Phuket +10% 704 EUR
Istanbul +12% 174 EUR
Milan +16% 96 EUR
Paris -7% 164 EUR
Barcelona 2% 172 EUR
Athens -2% 121 EUR


¤ The above mentioned prices represent the average values ​​of the fares for an adult ticket for round trip flights in the economy class between 21.12.2019 – 05.01.2020 with search dates between 01.06.2019 – 30.11.2019. The comparison with the previous year is based on the average values ​​of the fares for an adult ticket for round trip flights in the economy class between 21.12.2018 – 05.01.2019 with search dates between 01.06.2018 – 30.11.2018. Prices may change or become unavailable.

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