More tourists in Romania in the first four months

foreign tourists

Arrivals in tourist accommodation units in Romania amounted to 2.24 million in the first four months of the year, up 13.4% compared to the same period in 2014.

The arrivals of Romanian tourists represented 77% of the total while foreign tourists’ arrivals accounted for 23% (516,000), similar to the previous year, according to recent data from the National Statistics Institute INS. Europeans had the biggest share of foreign tourists arrivals – 75.9%. Over 83% of them came from EU Member States.

The overnight stays amounted to over 4.5 million, up 14.7% year-on-year. The average time of a stay was 2 days for both Romanian and foreign tourists.

Most foreign tourists came from Italy – 57,400, Germany – 55,600, Israel – 44,600, France – 34,700, and the UK – 31,500.

The arrivals of foreigners to Romania, registered at the customs, amounted to some 2.3 million in the first four months, up 11.5% year-on-year. Almost 94% of them came from Europe.

The departures of Romanian visitors abroad, according to customs, amounted to 3.8 million, up 10.4% compared to the same period in 2014.

In April, arrivals in tourist accommodation units in Romania amounted to 638,000, 15.3% higher than the same month in 2014. Arrivals of foreign tourists represented 25.2% of the total (160,000), close to the figures registered in April last year.

Overnight stays amounted to 1.3 million, up 14.1% year-on-year.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

Romania Insider
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