Romania is missing, for the first time since 1980, from the World Travel Market (London), the second largest tourism exhibition event in the world, according to the Incoming Romania Association, quoted by adevarul.ro.
The Incoming Romania Association requests the Prime Minister to urgently establish a professional and independent body to coordinate the promotion of Romania, of a Destination Management Organization.
“For the first time since 1980, Romania is missing from the World Travel Market (London), the second largest tourism exhibition event in the world. We call on the Prime Minister to urgently establish a professional and independent body to coordinate the promotion of Romania , a destination management organization, a country endowed with unparalleled beauty and dreamy landscapes, with an extraordinary tourist potential, also loses its haze of foreign tourists who visit it every year in front of the new Covid 19 wave, but especially because the serious indifference of those who had to take care of the Romanian tourism “, shows the Incoming Romania Association, in a communiqué.
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With Romania’s entry on the red list of the incidence of Covid 19 cases and the alarming increase in deaths due to this disease, the few foreign tourists who were planning to come to Romania this fall announced that travel agencies and accommodation units are giving up our country in favor of safer and better known destinations, say the representatives of the association. “The blow is an extremely painful one for the incoming Romanian tour operators, for the accommodation and food units that are struggling to survive from one day to the next in a chaotic industry, without regulations or coordination.
Tourism in general, but especially incoming tourism has become a sector of no one, completely ignored by a government in which not only is there no longer a ministry to coordinate it, but, worse, there is no department. no direction or at least an officially charged person. In other words, Romanian tourism has officially died “, they add.
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Moreover, the official presentation site, www.romania.travel is totally non-functional because no one has renewed the internet domain