Decade of Bath is a tourist program designed to maintain health. People will be able
to relax and forget the everyday stress by using natural healing factors. Those who
reserve tickets for 9 nights, from January 15 to August 31 have included three meals
per day, two procedures per day and a medical consultation. Prices are based on the
degree of comfort: Hotel 3 * 750 ron; Hotel 2 * 650 ron Holiday ticket can be bought
only with full payment through NATA (National Association of Travel Agencies from
Romania - ANAT) travel agencies in the country. Any change of the booking canceles
Holidays through NATA agencies shall not be increased!
Even if the value added tax was increase by 5% to 24% from July 1, NATA travel agencies
protect the rates from the VAT influence in order to addapt them to the tourists
purchasing power, lately to be found out, unfortunately, in a continuous decrease.
Despite the difficult situation faced by Romania in this period, the Romanians are
willing to travel but no longer have the same purchasing power.
Due to the crisis and the austerity measures, NATA travel agencies announce that
rates will not increase for 2010 holiday season!
The decision is a natural one since we are facing a sharp decline in sales from May
to June on certain destinations, over the same period last year. The decline ranges
from 20 to 40%, being caused by the adopted austerity measures.
NATA member agencies launched this year the most specials in the history of Romanian
tourism, for holidays in Romania, but also a variety of Early Booking offers for
The Romanian tourists are invited to check www.anat.ro web-site to find out about
the benefits of choosing a travel agency, and thus benefit of the best holiday deals.
These deals can be paid also on the installments, both online and by vacation tickets.
NATA warns that these offers are available exclusively through NATA members.
FREE Days Holiday
Free Days Holiday is a new program launched by NATA, and held in partnership with
Romanian hoteliers and the other tourism associations.
Thus, those who buy a holiday in Romania for the period 06/15 to 07/15/2010 and
08/15 to 08/31/2010 may receive for the paid price one or two extra nights of free
The program has been a success among tourists since its launching. They can enjoy
free days of accommodation as a gift from travel agents and hoteliers, on ‚Pay 3
and stay 4 nights, or pay 5 and stay 6 or even 7’ model. NATA expects to have a
number of at least 35,000 tourists by the end of the program.
‚Free Days Holiday’ is one of the special offers included in a promotional program
initiated by NATA. The program is called ‚Holiday in My Country. 2010Year of Special
Offers’ and is valid for this period of the season.
Tourists can enjoy favorable rates in this period through other offers promoted by
NATA and its partners: ‚Let’s go to spa’ - a program including an offer valid for
July and August; ‚Decade of Bath’ (January 15 to August 31 ).
All offers and special programs are available exclusively through NATA travel agencies
whose list you can check on www.anat.ro.
EOT – a new promotion concept
The Greek National Tourist Organisation (EOT) has planned and launched, recently,
a new concept of promotion, strategy and campaign that will use the Internet as a
main tool. The website www.visitgreece.gr has been updated to include all the relevant
information on the campaign (FAQ, graphics, statistics, promotional videos etc.).
The systematic use of the newsletter began as well as the promotion on social networks
such as Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. EOT office in Bucharest invites the Romanian
travel agents to join the newsletter and to spread the word by posting the banner
‘ You in Greece’ on their websites or blogs, on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, to
choose wallpapers from the selection ‘You on Greece’, thus becoming a kind of Voice
Vienna Design Week 2010 - Now or Never
Wien Tourismus hosted recently a press informative about ‘Vienna Design Week 2010
', in the presence of the co-founder and organizer of this event, Tulga Beyer, and
the representative of Wien Tourismus, Delia Danner. The event was held at the National
Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, near the Palace of Parliament (Str Izvor,
According to the invitation ‘Vienna is a city of design for a long period of time;
1900 made the transformation from the imperial past to the modern classic, while
Vienna became a point of fusion for the creative people. Then and now, the design
is shown in many shops, hotels and institutions, and can be experienced and admired
in many parts of the city. ‘
Vienna Design Week 2010, under the slogan ,Now or Never‘ will take place between
1 and 10 October. The event is open to anyone with artistic talent and to design
institutions. The list of activities includes down town presentations and artistic
themed tours. So far, a number of prestigious designers announced their participation.
Habari, a specialist in African design, even invited, til August 20, to ‘Habari
Stool Design Competition. Last years’. The best design during this competition will
be exhibited during Vienna Design Week 2010. More details on www.viennadesignweek.at& www.wien.info.