The money gathered from this tax will go towards a fund established for the promotion and the development of tourism in the city. Cluj-Napoca plans to use the fund to attract more tourists, increase the quality of the tourist services, develop innovative tourist projects and promote the local products and traditional gastronomy.
The city welcomed 289,811 tourists in the first semester of the year, according to data quoted by Ziua de Cluj. Of these, 22% (64,029) were foreign tourists, up 10.4% compared to the same period of 2017. Most foreign tourists came from Hungary (10,328), Germany (8,086), Italy (7,156), Great Britain (4,434), and France (3,833). Last year, there were 870,000 overnight stays in the city.
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