The official opening of the Romania Tourism Fair – spring edition 2019
Publicat pe 21/02/2019
Bucharest, February 21st, 2019: The president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mr. Mihai Daraban, opened today the 21st of February the 41st edition of the Tourism Fair, which takes place between February 21st-24th, in Romexpo B1 and B2 pavilions.
Romania’s Tourism Fair (TTR) contributes to the consolidation of the industry by promoting tourist attractions and services in our country, but also by organizing conferences and debating sessions addressing the issues of the industry, together with the authorities in the field.
At the opening of the event, Mr. Mihai Daraban underlined the role of CCIR and Romexpo in developing and promoting this sector of activity: “We support the promotion of tourism by all means we have. The new pavilions bring facilities that are equally appreciated by both exhibitors and visitors. ”
“This year’s edition of the Tourism Fair speaks by itself about the effervescence of this important field of activity, namely 329 exhibitors, compared to 291 in the previous edition, on an area of 15,440 sqm. Of the total of 329 exhibitors, 71 are foreigners, the first edition of this year’s Tourism Fair thus achieving 22% internationalization”, added the CCIR president.
The minister of Tourism, Mr. Bogdan Gheorghe Trif, said: “In 2018, compared to the previous year, there was an increase in the number of tourists close to 6.6% and the foreign tourists left in Romania with 120 million Euros more than in 2017. Here we have growths that are great, but they do not satisfy us, because we know, Romania has a much bigger potential for tourism development. (…) This year we managed to have a 600% higher investment budget and this is extremely important because, besides promotion, the Ministry of Tourism should also encourage and subsidize the investments that local public authorities make”.
The Romanian Tourism Fair brings together 329 large companies and the internationalization degree this year is 22%. 15 countries present their tourist areas and destinations: Bulgaria, Chile, Congo, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Moldova, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, and Turkey.
The Romanian Tourism Fair is organized by Romexpo, biannually, in spring and autumn, together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, in partnership with the National Association of Tourism Agencies of Romania (ANAT) and in partnership with: The Tourism Employers’ Organization Romanian Spa Association (OPTBR), Federation of Romanian Tourism Patronages (FPTR), National Association of Rural, Ecological and Cultural Tourism (ANTREC).
Pavilion B1 is dedicated to tourist areas in Romania through Local Public Administrations, Tourism Associations, Tourism Offices, County Councils and Town Halls, and B2 Pavilion is dedicated to Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, International Participations and Tourist Services.