Analysis. Romania’s outbound travel to Germany sees big boost

In 2017, overnight stays by Romanian travelers are set to hit the one million mark. Romania’s fast economic growth, the intensification of its bilateral relations with Germany – a strategic partner – and the rising profile of Timisoara and Cluj, have contributed to demand for the launching of new air routes between the two countries and, for the first time, to a boom in outbound tourism to Germany, says Business-Review.eu.

As Annett Biener, international marketing manager with the Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board puts it, right now, “Romania is one of the hottest exporters of travelers to Germany.” In the past year, the Eastern European country has become one of the source markets with the highest increases in terms of overnight stays by foreign tourists visiting Germany.

According to figures released by the German National Tourist Board, Romania generated over 800,000 overnight stays in the country last year. The most popular destinations for Romanians travelling to Germany were in four southern and eastern states. Bavaria, which attracted 27.2 percent of all overnight stays, followed by Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse, all at between 15 and 13 percent.

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