The centers of tourist information, local or national, will be organized at level of local public authorities. Until now, they could have been managed by NGOs, private associations or local authorities.
"We have defined the organization of the tourist information centers at level of local public authorities in order to make possible a clear identification at level of county and local councils of the activity of such centers," state secretary for tourism Lucia Morariu said.
"The role of such centers in countries with developed tourism, such as Hungary and Germany, for example, is major in supporting local and regional promotion of tourism, " Morariu also said.
The accredited tourist information centers will have to have databases and local software as part of a larger management software.
The tourist information centers will bear a white "i" on a blue background sign, an international sign set by the World Tourism Organization. The same sign will be present on maps, on other promotion items at local, regional and national level.