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Tourism: Lack of personnel and specialised schools in Romania, serious problems in tourism and hospitality industry

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Representatives of the industry of tourism and hospitality in Romania point to the shortage of trained staff in the field, and of schools devoted to training future employees in the field. “Fluctuations of employees, the lack of adequate schools specialised in hospitality, the shortage of personnel in less tourist areas are some of the problems that have been facing the industry of tourism and hospitality for years. Neither industry nor ...

Balneary tourism to hold important place in future National Tourism Strategy

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Balneary tourism will hold an important place in the National Tourism Strategy to be completed this year, said Adrian Stoica, the deputy general secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, recently. “Our colleagues have been involved in approaching these topics with World Bank experts. We consider the expertise of the latter will set up a coherent frame and clearly defined steps to be followed,” said Adrian Stoica at the opening of the 14th ...

Holiday vouchers between January and August worth EUR 223 mln

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The value of the holiday vouchers issued between January and August this year reached EUR 223 million, a value 7.7 times higher than in 2017, according to data submitted by the National Association of Tourism Agencies of Romania (ANAT), http://business-review.eu informs. The value of holiday vouchers for August is EUR 17,1 million. According to ANAT ...

Cars : New commercial vehicle registrations in Romania up 15.2 pct in the first 8 months

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New vehicle registrations in the European Union rose in August 2018 by 7.3 percent as compared to August 2017, reaching a total of 162,532 units, http://business-review.eu informs. For the first eight months of 2018, there was an increase of 4.8 percent over the similar period in 2017, with a volume of 1,632,852 units, according to European Automobile Manufacturers Association. During January-August 2018 the top ...

Telecom.IT : Romania’s 5G network to see EUR 9 bn in investments by 2024

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Investments in Romania’s 5G network will go up to EUR 9 billion by 2024, and the auction for the frequencies dedicated to this technology will begin by mid-2019, according to Sorin Grindeanu, the president of the National Authority for the Administration and Regulation of Communications (ANCOM). Of the total EUR 9 billion, Grindeanu stated, EUR 1.6 billion will be invested in communications, and the rest will go towards sectors that will ...

Government wants to invest RON 200 mln to provide wireless acces to 4,500 schools

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Government adopted a decision on the approval of the Fundamental Note on the necessity and the opportunity to invest in the Integrated National Platform – Wireless Campus, http://business-review.eu reports. The overall objective of the project is to create an integrated campus nationwide platform to provide wireless access to interconnected open data networks, including the ...

EC Survey:Romanians among the most likely in the EU to say the internet is safe for its users

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


The European Commission conducted a survey in all EU member states on the use of internet services and perception of online illegal content. The main issues Romanians pointed to on the internet were: hate speech (37 percent), counterfeit goods (35 percent) and fraud (32 percent). Romania was on the first place among countries where a majority of respondents (60 percent) said that internet hosting services are efficient in ...

Infrastructure : Tarom had the lowest number of incidents in Romania in the first eight months

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

In the first 8 months of 2018, Tarom had the least incidents (delayed or cancelled flights), 1.2 flights per 100 flights, shows a Flight Refund analysis quoted by http://business-review.eu. The opposite was Air France, with almost 4 times more the incidents, of 4.6 percent of 100. The analysis has considered 6 national companies active in Romania: Tarom, LOT, Czech Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France and British Airways.  In the first ...

Terminal of upcoming Brasov airport to cost EUR 22 million

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Local authorities have announced plans to hold a tender for designing and building the terminal of the upcoming Brasov airport by end-September, http://business-review.eu informs. The terminal of the airport, which already has a runway and is expected to be completed by 2020, will cost EUR 22 ...

Trade: More than 5,000 Romanian merchants sell their products on eBay

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Almost 130,000 customers in Romania bought products on eBay in the last year, a study revels More than 5,000 Romanian merchants sold in the first seven months of this year almost 192,000 products on eBay, one of the largest e-commerce platforms in the world, with 175 million buyers in 190 markets. The best-selling products are those from categories such as video games and consoles, ...

Victoria’s Secret opened the first store in Romania

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The sexiest brand in the world has finally arrived in Romania. Victoria’s Secret has opened its doors in the duty free area on the „Henri Coanda” International Airport in Bucharest at the end of this summer, in partnership with Millenium Pro Design, romaniajournal.ro informs. The first store opened in Romania offers a wide range of underwear collections, as well as the awarded brand perfumes, reunited under the motto „Confidence ...

Romanians rank among the biggest alcohol drinkers in Europe and prefer beer over wine

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Romanians are among the biggest alcohol consumers in Europe, with an average consumption of 12.6 liters of pure alcohol per inhabitant aged 15 and above (15+) per year, and almost 12,000 people ar dying each year because of harmful use of alcohol, according to “Global status report on alcohol and health 2018” report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) consulted by Business Review. Romania has the same level of average alcohol ...

Romanian honey lacks from stores' shelves due to huge discounts

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Romanian honey certified by the Bee Breeders Association of Romania (ACA) lacks from the large stores' chains because the retailers demand "huge discounts" of up to 50pct, and the consumers could purchase the Romanian honey from only the select fairs or the association's shops."Should you go to the stores and take almost any jar and producer, you find few without any blend. The moment we go there with only Romanian honey, which is no blend at all, the stores ...

Tourism : Non-resident tourists arrived in Romania in the first half of 2018 spent 2409.3 lei/person as average

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

• In Q II 2018, the total number of non-residents in collective tourist accommodation structures*) was 793.0 thousands and their total expenditure amounted to 1937.7 million lei. • In S I 2018, the number of non-residents in collective tourist accommodation structures was 1273.4 thousands and their total expenditure amounted to 3067.9 million lei. The number of non-resident tourists accommodated in H1 ...

Cars: Car market records explosive growth of 113 per cent in August

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


The number of new passenger car registrations in the European Union (including Malta) increased by 31.2 per cent in August, up to 1.13 million, while Romania reported the highest growth, shows data published on Wednesday by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).The Romanian car marked saw an increase of 112.9 per cent in August, with 25,546 cars registered, compared with 12,001 cars registered in the same period of 2017. Significant increases ...

APIA: Romanian car market up 22 pct; almost 12,000 new cars sold in 8 months

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Romanian car market recorded a 22 per cent growth in January through August this year, compared with the same period of 2017, with the total number of cars sold reaching 119,093 units, shows data published by the Automotive Importers and Manufacturers Association (APIA).The APIA representatives explained the largest car sales were the highest recorded in the past 10 years, in the first 8 months of the year, in the context in which, in 2009, the first year of ...

Over 2,630 eco cars sold in Romania in first eight months of 2018 (APIA)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Romania's sales of eco-friendly cars reached 2.6% in the first eight months of the year, increasing significantly over the same period of 2017, with the total number of units sold 2,635, by 73.3% more than in the reference period, informs the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA).According to statistics, out of the total number of units sold between January and August, 2,048 units were plug-in hybrid cars (a 53.6 percent jump over the first ...

Healthcare: HOSPICE Casa Sperantei opened the first socio-medical center in Romania for children with incurable diseases

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


HOSPICE Casa Sperantei has inaugurated on Friday the first socio-medical center in Romania exclusively destined for children with incurable diseases and their families, romaniajournal.ro reports. Through the various types of therapies, from the classic to the revolutionary ones, through technology, the new center is unique not only in Romania, but also in the entire region. The center, located in Adunatii Copaceni, on the scenic domain Florescu family ...

Over 4 in 5 Romanian doctors considered leaving the country at least once

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Some 78% of employees in Romania’s healthcare system questioned in an official survey, namely 83.7% of the doctors and 74.4% of the nurses, said they considered at least once leaving the country to work abroad. The study also found that the increase in the doctors’ and nurses’ base salaries has had a relatively low impact on the emigration trend, much lower that the estimated one, ...

Real Estate: Number of real estate transactions down 29 pct, to 40,576 in August

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The number of real estate transactions registered in August in Romania was 40,576, 29 percent lower than in the same month last year, according to the data of National Agency for Cadastre and Real Estate Advertising (ANCPI). ~In August 2018, 40,576 properties were sold across the country. The number of homes, land and flats that were the subject of sale-purchase contracts nationwide in the eighth month of this year is 16,410 ...

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