At least by 25% more Romanian tourists travel abroad in 2008
ANAT member companies number 16,035 employees, 11,000 of them belonging to the travel agencies.
According to the important travel companies, the number of the tourists who spent their holiday at the seaside grew over May 1-June 15, and the trend seems to be the same till the end of the seaside season in September.
Unlike the years before, the hotel owners have shown openness to the ANAT efforts as regards the prolongation of the tourism season on the Romanian Black Sea shore, Atanasiu stressed.
This year, there have been no direct charter flights, and the foreign holidaymakers who come to the Romanian Black Sea shore are transferred from the Airport of Varna (Bulgarian Black Sea resort). There is only one single charter liner from Russia.
A final analysis will be made in the framework of the Tourism Stock Exchange due in Mamaia, in the second half of this September.