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Tourism: Chernobyl becomes tourist attraction for Romanians

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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A travel agency in Romania included in its Fall offer a trip to Chernobyl, the town where the biggest nuclear catastrophe took place in 1986. The price of a package is 395 euros and also includes a radiation badge, meant to show participants there is no danger.  Lucian Badircea, CEO of Iri Travel, declared that he got the idea of organizing trips to Chernobyl  following the success recorded by the tv series broadcast by ...

Number of  travels made by residents grew by 8% in first semester

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The number of travels made by residents in the first 6 months of 2019 was over 9.565 millions , on the rise by 7.9% compared to the same period of 2018, most travels lasting 1 to 3 nights, according to data centralized by the National Statistics Institute. In the period mentioned, the share of holiday trips was 89.5%, while business travels represented 2.8%. The peak month for holiday travels in the country was January -25.5% ...

Healthcare: Survey: 99 pc of the Romanians believe that healthcare should be a priority on the public agenda

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Healthcare should be a priority on the public agenda, 99 pc of the Romanians believe and this is the goal of the social campaign “Votez pentru Sanatate/ I Vote for Health”, which aims to prompt a concrete change in the Romanian healthcare system. A recent survey “Health as priority in Romania” conducted by the ISRA Center in October reveals that Romanian patients claim the need of a change for the better ...

Real Estate: Report: Bucharest’s residential areas are growing in the vicinity of office projects

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The middle market segment has reached a majority share of the dwellings under construction in Bucharest and its surroundings, for the first time in the modern history of the local residential market, according to ”home _ office Report 2019” issued by real estate consultant SVN Romania. Over 7,000 apartments should be delivered in 2019 in Bucharest in the immediate vicinity of an office project, while another 10,000 units could be ready in these areas in the ...

Sameday develops new logistics centre following EUR 20 M investment

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sameday, a local courier company, will inaugurate a new logistics centre, on the Bucharest’s ring road, near Chitila, following a total investment mounting to EUR 20 million. The new logistics unit is stretching on a 22,000-sqm area and will handle 80% of the total volume of the company’s deliveries countrywide. 250 trucks will transit the logistics centre on a daily basis, to load and unload the packages. The centre ...

Agriculture: 6,000 tons of food thrown away in Romania every day

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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About 6,000 tons of good food are thrown away in Romania every day, although 7 million people, a third of the country's population, live on the brink of poverty, data of Bucharest Food Bank show. Mention should be made that 66% of families in the rural area cannot supply daily food and half of children living in the country are facing the risk of extreme poverty. “It is a serious problem for all of us and its solution may ...

Romania produced 4.9 million hl of wine in 2019, on the drop by 4%

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Romania's wine production dropped by 4% in 2019 to 4.9 million hl, from 5.2 million hl in 2018, which  still is a production over the multi-annual average, according to preliminary estimates of the International Organization of Vine and Wine. In EU, production volume dropped by 15% compared to 2018, reaching 156 million hl, from 182.7 million hl. “A dropping tendency compared to 2018 is recorded in most EU countries. ...

Bulgaria and Romania's quota for turbot in the Black Sea increased by 32%

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Next year, Bulgaria and Romania will be allowed to fish for turbot, totaling 150 tonnes (75 tonnes per country), which is 32 percent more than the amount allowed so far. This was announced by the press center of the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry quoted by novinite.com. So far, the two countries have authorized a catch of 57 tonnes. This was made clear at the 43rd Annual Session of the General Fisheries ...

COFACE:Meat processing and preservation sector: 19pc decline of revenues in 2018

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Strenghts: Increase of sector profitability from 1.2% in 2017 to 3.5% in 2018 50% less companies that registered debts to the State Budget in 2018 From Coface’s perspective, 66% of the companies analyzed in this sector have medium to low insolvency ...

Landmark agreement will protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China: Cotnari wines on the list

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Last Wednesday, the EU and China concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU against imitations and usurpation. This landmark agreement is expected to result in reciprocal trade benefits and demand for high-quality products on both sides. Delivering on the commitment made at the ...

Cars: Mazda's Jan - Oct sales in Romania up 24 pct

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Japanese automaker Mazda has sold 24 percent more cars in Romania in the first ten months of 2019 compared to the year-ago period, Mazda Romania announced in a release.Thus, as many as 2,269 units were sold between January - October 2019; Mazda CX-5 was the best-selling model on the local market with 718 units, while Mazda3 advanced to the second spot with 633 units, and Mazda CX-3 came in third with 478 sold units."Year-to-date, the Mazda CX-5 stays ...

The new registrations of road vehicles in the third quarter of 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The new registrations of road vehicles for passenger transport increased by 3.6% and the new registrations of vehicles for goods transport rose by 0.4% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the third quarter of 2018. In the third quarter of 2019, the share of new road vehicles for passenger transport was 32.0% of the total new registrations of road vehicles for passenger transport. ...

Telecom. IT: 142 towns in Romania get vouchers for free Wi-Fi Internet access

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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1,780 towns in EU (142 of which in Romania) will receive vouchers of 15,000 euros for the program WiFi4EU, to help install Wi-Fi hotspots for free access to Internet, an EU press release informs. The European Commission informs that 11,000 applications for financing were sent by local administrations over September 19-20, 2019. 26.7 million euros were offered during the third call for Internet access in public areas (parks, public areas, libraries, ...

Trade: Black Friday to exceed in 2019 historic threshold of 300 million euro in Romania

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

 This year, Romanian trade will register the most spectacular Black Friday in history, with over 100 million products sold in just a couple of days and collections of almost 300 million euro in November, show the data collected by analysts with the Frames consulting company based on market estimates.The 9th edition of Black Friday has already started in some stores, however, the highlight will be on 15 November, the day when all large players on the market, ...

Study: 69pct of Romanians choose foodstuffs as natural as possible, 68pct choose Romanian products

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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Romanians are increasingly aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and this is also reflected in the concern for food, given that 69pct of Romanians say they choose foodstuffs as natural as possible, and 68pct opt for foodstuffs of Romanian origin, shows a study by a company specialized in market research and consulting."The interest of Romanians in healthy eating is not necessarily a novelty, but it has become a more visible trend under the influence of ...

Infrastructure : About 180,000 Romanians affected by flight cancellations or delays every year

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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About 180,000 Romanians are affected every year by flight cancellations or delays. The amount of money they lose annually from the compensation rights for canceled of delayed flights they do not request exceeds 35 million euros, according to FlightClaim.ro. “Every day, 5-6 flights are canceled or delayed in Romania daily, which means that about 500 Romanians are affected. Over 1,000 flights with such problems were recorded in the last 9 months on ...

Volume of freight increases by 2.8 pct in H1

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Road freight registered in the first half of 2019 an increase of 2.8 pct in what regards the volume of freight, compared to the similar period of last year, of the total of 113.9 million tons 75.3 pct being registered for national transport, an increase of 4.2 pct, according to data centralized by the National Institute for Statistics (INS).In regards to rail transport, the volume of freight increased by 8.8 pct. 28.218 million tons of freight was transported, of ...

Tourism : Over 10.4 million arrivals reported by Romania's tourist accommodation establishments. Jan.-Sept., 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the arrivals in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation increased by 1.1 %, while the overnight stays increased by 1.5% in September 2019. Compared to September 2018, in September 2019 customs registered an increase in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 10.3 % and an increase of 7.1% in the departures ...

DER Touristik Group finalizes integrating Travel Brands into its Romanian business

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Travel Brands is part, as of October 2019, of the DER Touristik Group, operator of the Dertour brand and one of the largest tourism companies in the world, the company announced in a press release.The transaction was authorized by the Competition Council and finalized according to the planning.Through this step, the DER Touristik Group, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, is expanding into a dynamic, fast-growing market - and where, following the ...

Healthcare: Study: About 400 new pediatric cancer cases diagnosed in Romania annually

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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About400 new pediatric cancer cases are diagnosed and treated annually in Romania, which means an annual incidence of ten cases per 1,000 children, according to a study presented by the Romanian Society of Pediatric Onco-Hematology. According to this study, 3,708 cancer cases were discovered with children over 2010-2017, the highest frequency being the age group 0-4 years, and the fewest cases with teenagers (15-19 years). The ...

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