In December of 2016, we celebrated 27 years since Romania opened its doors to other nations. During those 27 years Romanian tourism, at a governmental and/or private level, has developed, learning from others. Here and there, some efforts may have failed, but tourism has taken off and through experience has succeeded.
During the past years and including 2016, Romania has seen over two million tourists visit the country annually. About half of these tourists visit the capital city of Bucharest. Today, generally speaking, Romania is a tourist destination comparable to any tourist destination known and visited in Europe.
However, the evolution of the tourism and hospitality industry in Romania does not always reach the ears of tourists in a favorable manner or quickly enough. Romania has made remarkable progress, from the development of road infrastructure and world class hotel accommodation to tourist activities and the exploitation and promotion of various tourist attractions), all the while in keeping with its national character
Accessible tourism is one of the areas in which our country has made small but progressive steps in the past few years. If you want some good reasons why Romania should be on your travel list, especially if you are seeking accessible travel options, we’d like to give you five good reasons to visit accessible Romania. These maybe convince you to include Romania on your next European tour:
1. Direct, Cheap Flights to Romania
Direct and relatively inexpensive flights to Romania, and increasingly available flights within the country are available. Bucharest and several other major cities have very good connections with other capitals and major cities in Europe: there are weekly flights with low cost companies, at very attractive prices.
2. Accessible Hotels, Tours, Tourist Attractions
The progress made in the field of accessible tourism is astounding: some of the hotel accommodations in Bucharest and other major cities of the country, as well as in mountain or at the tourism resorts have developed an infrastructure adapted to people with special needs.
Moreover, there are tourist attractions where tours for people with disabilities have been designed/developed:
- The Parliament Palace and the Village Museum in Bucharest offer organizes special tours for people in wheelchairs.
- The Museum of Art of Romania and the Patriarchal Palace have facilities that allow access for people in wheelchairs.
- The great parks in Bucharest have smooth pathways that deliver a safe and comfortable access.
- In the countryside, Peles Castle in Sinaia or Alba Iulia Fortress are just two of the historical attractions that can properly welcome people with special mobility needs.
3. A Diversity of the Existing Tourism Products in Romania
- From the mountains, the sea, the Danube Delta, to urban tourism, ecotourism to the rural tourism, the balneal, spa and wellness tourism, you can taste a little bit of everything that Romania has to offer:
- Tours of Bucharest, including the famous attractions like the Parliament Palace, the Village Museum, Victoriei Alley and other streets, offer the chance to admire the historical architecture of the city.
- Vibrant cities full of cultural, sporting, urban art events, and also modern villages developed with European standards. The cities, although modernized, are still rich in tradition and hospitality.
- Chic urban restaurants and cafes waiting to be discovered and enjoyed
- Cruises on the Danube – board at any touristic harbor along the Danube and enjoy the vistas of the city from the river. Cruising the Danube to the Black Sea on a ship that has facilities and amenities specific to your needs. Between the boarding point and the final destination, spend time and enjoy a multicultural Romania, to experience the main points of interest (places, people and tourist attractions).
- The Balneal of Romania are treatment and recovery resorts, rich in natural cure remedies and healing, recommended for physical recovery. Romania’s wellness centers are modern, offering spa and wellness treatments which compete with any other well-known center in Europe.
- Visit the mountain to see the famous castles and palaces in Romania: Peles Castle in Sinaia, a very chic resort located at the foot of the mountains, or the Bran Castle situated in the place where rural tourism in Romania was born.
4. Events and Festivals in Romania
A multitude of events and festivals take place in Romania each year, suited for various ages and interests: from the annual George Enescu Festival to the music festivals in Bucharest, Cluj and Sibiu: Transilvania Jazz Festival, Untold Festival, Summer Well Festival, Sibiu Jazz Festival, the local design, traditions and crafts events, culinary events and much more.
5. Timisoara has been voted the European Capital of Culture in 2021
The fact that in 2021 Timisoara will be the next European Capital of Culture in 2021 builds on the reputation of culture, tradition and history. The city in which the Romanian Revolution was born will be in the spotlight in 2021. Timisoara has already begun to prepare for the arrival of international guests.
Last but not least, we like to think that we are making (and we really are making) real progress regarding the education of human resources that have contact with tourists with special needs. We have empathetic people who are delighted that they can be useful and that they can offer unforgettable experiences to the guests.
Whatever your choices and interests, we urge you to visit Romania with us, in order to convince yourself that what you read are not just words, but the truth. Romania is accessible and has opened its doors to you.
Find out more about the travel products we offer in the way of accessible traven in Romania, please visit our website at www.accessibleromania.com
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