LankaWeb – What exotic destinations Romanians are looking for for New Year’s holidays


Courtesy of Economedia

The most exotic or farthest destinations Romanians seek for New Year’s Eve Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador & Galapagos, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Tunisia, say representatives of a travel agency, member of the National Association of Travel Agencies (ANAT) and International Air Transport Association (IATA), according to Agerpres. Among the most affordable New Year’s Eve offers are those in Paris (540 euros), Turkey – Cappadocia (680 euros) and Lebanon (940 euros), which are priced per person, accommodation and transport included.

As closer destinations, there are already plenty of bookings for Turkey, Portugal, Albania, Georgia and Germany (especially Berlin), DAL Travel representatives say.

Romanians generally look for warm, sunny destinations with access to the sea or ocean while on vacation. They also prefer “green” destinations, less affected by the pandemic, especially when it comes to circuits. Internally, our tourists opt for premium 4 and 5 star locations, located in the heart of nature, in the mountains or in the countryside, where traditions have been preserved. (…) Many tourists are vaccinated and do not encounter any additional problems when crossing borders, while unvaccinated tourists are guided by the consistency of the colors of the destination countries. In the case of Romania, both categories of tourists book, counting on the fact that we will probably not go through a full or partial lockdown, as we did last winter, ”said representatives of the tour operator.

According to the cited source, for Romania, the main premium holiday destinations are Poiana Brasov, Prahova Valley, Sibiu, Maramures, Bucovina and Paltinis.

Romanian tourists prefer to spend Christmas time with their families, but if they still want to travel, they opt for places in Romania, in hostels that offer traditional cuisine and where they can enjoy local traditions. But on New Year’s Eve, they prefer exotic, warm and remote destinations. Based on registrations to date, we expect the winter season – especially for exotic destinations – to be busy. We are seeing a considerable increase in bookings compared to the same period last year, ”says Daniela Nedelcu, Managing Director of DAL Travel.

According to DAL Travel reservations, the main foreign destinations for New Year’s Eve are: Egypt, Panama – Costa Rica, Christmas and New Year cruise in the Caribbean, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey (Cappadocia), Asia Central – Uzbekistan, Mexico and South Africa.

Among the most affordable New Year’s Eve offers, in terms of price per person, accommodation and transport included, those to Paris (540 €), Turkey – Cappadocia (680 €), Lebanon (940 €), Albania (980 €), Georgia (€ 1,180), Tunisia (€ 1,290) and Thailand – Phuket (€ 1,440).

For travelers on a budget, the most expensive New Years Eve parties on offer are for Tanzania and Zanzibar (€ 2,990), which include a safari, a Caribbean Christmas and New Year cruise (€ 2,910) and a program at Panama and Costa Rica (€ 2,895). Of course, there are personalized and luxurious offers that can cost much more depending on the quality of the services, ”the statement added.

At the same time, Romanian tourists began to prefer exotic and “green” destinations. DAL Travel’s portfolio includes the following new destinations: Pakistan, Togo – Benin – Ghana, Sudan, Iceland with the Northern Lights “hunt”, Senegal – Gambia, Cuba, Red Sea Cruise – Saudi Arabia, Christmas markets in Alsace, Christmas Markets in Germany, Caribbean Cruise: Christmas and New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Eve Central Asia: Uzbekistan, New Year’s Eve Georgia, New Year’s Eve Panama – Costa Rica, New Year’s Eve Las Vegas, Portugal – New Year’s Eve in the Azores.

In addition, according to DAL Travel consultants, the main foreign destinations for the next winter season (December – February) are: Egypt, Mexico, Mexico – Guatemala – Honduras, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania – Zanzibar, Panama – Costa Rica, Thailand – Phuket, Argentina – Brazil, USA, Azores, Turkey – Cappadocia, Albania, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Georgia.

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