Tourist rural accommodation houses continue to gain ground in competition with hotels
Daniel Vasilescu, the president of the Tourism Owners’ Federation (FPTR), says the big number of tourist rural accommodation units built in the past years, which offer good accommodation conditions, has boosted the mountain tourism.
At present, there are more than 5,000 classified agri-tourist accommodation units and part of them have been built or upgraded in the past years with EU money.
The accommodation in a 2-3-daisy agri-tourist unit costs on average 100-150 lei per night (1 euro = 3.6 lei), whereas the price for a room in a 2-3 star hotel stands at 130-200 lei.
Approximately 1 million tourists were recorded in H1 2008 in the mountain resorts and they generated revenues of minimum 26 million euro for the local hospitality industry.
According to FPTR, the increased interest for the alpine areas is a consequence of the investments made for upgrading the accommodation units and for increasing the quality of services.The most sought-after resorts are those in Prahova Valley (centre), where the occupancy rate in the season and weekends reaches even 90%.