EU funds worth 90 million Euro to develop Romanian spa sector
The spas of Romania must be promoted as major interest destinations for the citizens of all European countries, and the 90 million Euro allocation from the European Union for 2014 - 2020 could develop this sector, reads an information by the Tourism Ministry sent on the Berlin International Tourism Fair, ITB, stretching 8 - 12 March, according to Agerpres.
"The Tourism Ministry proposed to promote the Romanian spas as tourist destinations of major interest for the citizens of all European countries, both for relaxation and for treatment or medical recovery. Although Romania has several spas where tourists could enjoy extremely generous therapeutically effect natural resources (mineral, thermal waters, therapeutic mud, salines etc.), the number of foreign citizens who chose to spend their holidays or make treatments and medical recovery here is rather small," the source says.
According to statistical data, in 2016, of the total number of tourists coming to the Romanian spas, foreigners were below 10 percent.
Romania is among the European countries with a remarkable spa fund, covering on its territory one third of the thermal and mineral waters of the entire continent. Our country benefits from a network of 34 spas, that are treating various illnesses, from rheumatism and joint illnesses to neurologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive illnesses and many others.
The Tourism Ministry is promoting Romania at the largest tourism fair worldwide, Internationale Tourismus Borse (ITB), organised Wednesday through Sunday in Berlin, Germany.