If you hear about the World Travel Market for the first time, I tell you that it is the second largest tourism exhibition event in the world. A trifle!
“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 of the serious indifference of those who should have take care of the Romanian tourism ”. This is the conclusion of Ovidiu TUDOR, president of the Incoming Romania Association. 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. 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.
The official presentation site, www.romania.travel is totally non-functional because no one has renewed the internet domain
Completely ignored by any government, and in the latter not only is there no longer a ministry to coordinate it, but, worse, there is no department, no direction or at least an official person in charge of tourism, the representatives of the Incoming Association claim that “Romanian tourism has officially died”
Given that all European countries have made the tourism strategy a major tool to recover the losses recorded during the pandemic, Romania has no minimum plan, despite desperate calls from associations and professionals in the field. The official presentation site, www.romania.travel is totally non-functional because no one has renewed the internet domain.
Not to mention the promotion budget, marketing program or at least a short-term vision! After two years, 2020 and 2021, in which Romania’s participation in tourism fairs was anemic and insignificant, unfortunately, the following year is announced as one in which our country will disappear completely from the map of world tourism. For the first time since 1980, the destination Romania is missing from the World Travel Market (London) – the second largest tourism exhibition event in the world.