The third edition of the Bucharest Travel Show (TTB) opened on Friday in the Izvor Park of Bucharest, organised by Interpress Turism and the Romanian National Association of Travel Agencies (ANAT), in partnership with the Romanian Tourism Ministry and the Bucharest Mayoralty.
‘ANAT is the initiator and supporter of regional travel shows, which are enjoying increasing success.
This is quite natural because Romanians are consuming travel products increasingly more and they want such an event in their own town or city or as close as possible to their homes.
This weekend, we are holding regional ANAT travel shows both in Bucharest and in Brasov where we are promoting travel products and actively supporting the development of Romania’s travel industry, which image is considerably promoted by ANAT,’ says ANAT Chair Corina Martin.
‘The first editions of the TTB confirmed that holding a travel show for Bucharesters is beneficial and useful. The show has already become a tradition and went down in the calendar of Bucharesters.
In this difficult year, visitors will get the opportunity to compare on site thousands of offers and maybe acquire travel packages,’ says Chairman of Interpress Turism and FIJET Romania association of travel writers and journalists Victor Radulescu.
The pervious TTB edition generated business contracts and sales of almost 2 million euros. There were more than 10,000 Bucharesters having visited the 2008 edition of the show.
Many Bucharest tour operators and travel agencies and foreign ones, along with hotels, transport companies, employers’ associations, craftspeople and folk artists, are displaying over 2,000 sq.m. Among the destinations promoted at the show are Romania (particularly the Black Sea coast), Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and the US.
The Bucharest Travel Show is the only such show in Romania inscribed in the official calendar of the World Tourism Organisation.