The Romanian coast, ready for the 2024 summer season!

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In 2023, the tourism industry in Romania represented 4,19% of the country's GDP, compared to the 2,98% it had in 2019, considered a reference year for tourism. At the same time, Romania surpassed 2019 by 0,28% in terms of arrivals in classified accommodation units, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

The Romanian Riviera maintains its upward trend, with bookings for the first two months, compared to the same period last year, being on average 25% higher. "Early Bird" programs have enjoyed great interest, with bookings starting as early as last autumn with discounts of up to 60% off the base package fare. The holiday vouchers, the value of which in 2023 was almost two billion lei, contributed to this, 95% of which have already been settled.

Rates on the Romanian Riviera have increased by 10-15% on average, but some hotels have kept those from 2023. Thus, the average price of a stay on the coast is 2.250 lei, compared to 1.750 lei, as it was last year, with an average length of stay of 4,5 nights.

51 All Inclusive hotels on the Romanian coast

Tourists are more attentive to the budget allocated for the holiday and to the quality/price ratio, preferring higher classified units with additional facilities. Hotels with all inclusive services are preferred for 2024, at the moment there are 51 hotels of this type on the coast, with 23.746 places to stay, an increase of 28% compared to last year.

On the Romanian Riviera, 4.000 classified accommodation units are available this year, according to the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism, with 155.927 accommodation places, an increase of 15% compared to 2023. These represent 25% of the total number of places in Romania .

4000 accommodation units classified

Compared to 2023, the number of hotels on the coast has increased, this year being 387 compared to 292 in 2023, with the following classifications: eight 5* hotels, 81 4* hotels, 210 3* hotels, 73 2* hotels and 15 1* hotels *.

The number of tourists arriving on vacation at the seaside increased in 2023 to 1.573,9 thousand people, 8,2% more than in 2022, according to the Constanța County Directorate of Statistics. At the same time, overnight stays recorded in tourist reception structures were 5.203,1 thousand in 2023, 9,4% more than in 2022.  

At the same time, the number of tourists arriving in the first two months of 2024 was 44,2 thousand people, compared to 41,2 thousand people in the period January - February 2023, registering an increase of 7,3%. Foreign tourists, in the number of 4.163 people, who arrived in the first two months of 2024, are 0,7% more than those who arrived between January and February 2023 (4.134 people) and have a weight of 9,4% in the total tourists. The most numerous foreigners who visited Constanta in the first two months of 2024 are those from the United States of America (698 people), followed by those from Turkey (450 people).

Litoral Romania Resorts

The resorts preferred by Romanian tourists are, in order: Mamaia and Mamaia Nord, Eforie Nord, Venus, Neptun-Olimp, Jupiter, Saturn, Cap Aurora, Costinești, Vama Veche, Eforie Sud, Techirghiol, Mangalia.

In 2024, they are counting on the involvement of local OMDs and Constanța County OMD, a public-private partnership and a recipe for success for the development and promotion of Black Sea resorts.

Mega Infotrip of the 2024 season

The National Association of Travel Agencies (ANAT), in partnership with industry employers, united under the umbrella Destination Management Organization - (OMD) Constanța County, organizes, in the period 29.05 – 02.06.2024, Mega Infotrip of the 2024 season pe Romanian Riviera, an event that aims to highlight the novelties that have appeared on the coast. At the same time, the more than 300 travel agents and journalists in the country will visit the hotels that have benefited from investments and modernizations in the quality of services.

"For us, the most important thing is that we worked together, ANAT and the Hotel Patronages and the OMDs on the Coast, on this Project. It's the first project together, and the next ones will be better and more efficient. We want to show that the Coast, although "attacked" by many, is much better than certain voices perceive or support! We have a lot to deal with: beaches, parking lots, leisure, but together we will succeed!" declares Alin Burcea, president of ANAT.

"We are honored to have so many travel agents and journalists as guests at the biggest Infotrip of the summer on the Romanian coast. The main objective of the event is to promote the Black Sea resorts and highlight the various offers, underlining our willingness to offer unforgettable experiences to tourists. The Romanian Riviera is preparing to show its charm. We aim to instill confidence in visitors and encourage them to choose the Romanian coast. We want this event to become a tradition every year, so we are committed to the mission of presenting the best of the Romanian coast and providing lasting memories to all those who visit us". declares Enache Bucovală, president of OMD Constanța County.

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