Preparing to join the European Union, Romania has taken on the task of developing the tourism infrastructure to take better advantage of the local opportunities. The Government deployed €325 million for tourism investments between 2005 and 2007. The improvement and construction of nature trails, recreational ports and holiday spas are the main objectives.
In December 2006, it became obvious that Romania was going places. Better said, it became obvious that others were going places in Romania: visits by foreigners jumped 20% in reference to the same time of the previous year, according to the Romanian National Statistics Institute.
The funds allocated bring into the spotlight the cultural and economical potential of Romania. Situated in the meeting point of european cultures, the country offers an unparalleled travel experience.
One can hold a team building on one of the youngest lands in the world – the Danube Delta – or arrange a business conference in a picturesque, historical city like medieval Sibiu – the 2007 European Capital of Culture.
You can host a company's anniversary banquet within walking distance from the misterious Castle of Dracula, situated in Braşov and retreat to a private wine tasting in a remote yet comfortable mountain caban, high up in the Carpathian Mountains. You can take your business partners to see the world renouned unique Voroneţ Blue or the childhoof house of Constantin Brancusi.
Alongside the strong cultural enharitance of a Dacic–Roman country, Romania offers has the resources to modernly accomodate top level business events. Recently visited by Microsoft's Bill Gates, Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, has proven it's business travel potential many times over.
"Travelling to Romania for business purposes can prove to be a very inspired decision. The country reunites culture and economical progress as it expands towards a new dimension as a EU country. Properly managed, with all the logistics and support assured by local professionals, that have a thorough understanding of the local market and have the necessary resources, a business trip can seem like a true vacation”, according to Răzvan Balint, Executive Manager, Ways Travel, having over 20 years of experience in the field of business travel industry. "We've organized events in Romania for renouned companies such as Adobe or IBM and the general impression has always been of the best nature. Ranging from the attractivenes of the country itself to the impecable service and outstanding hospitality of the Romanian people, we've heard only the best from first time and returning visitors.”
Magda Neagu, Channel Sales Account Manager for Adobe recalls the event held in Romania in October 2006: „We held the Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 launch in a magnificent location in Bucharest – The Athenee Palace Hilton – through Ways Travel and their public relations partner, New Media Agency. It was an ample event, including seminars and conferences. Not only the logistics but the overall atmosphere were impecable and we're strongly considering returning to Romania for other events, maybe even something more on the leisure side.”
Building on a solid base of cultural attractions and modern day facilities, Romania is expected to be the fastest growing tourism industry in Europe for the next 10 years, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council.
Ways (waystravel.com) is a Romanian high professional travel agency, specialized in business journeys. The agency organizes trips and events for business people and specialises in incentive trips with an established subject, conferences and seminars, partner’s regional meetings.
Ways is dedicated to English and German speaking countries and can handle either individuals or groups of up to 100 people at a time.
A young but professionally focused team, lead by a manager with over 20 years experience of business and tourism in Romania and all over the world, translates into reality the fusion of our clients desire : the best ratio quality/price services, accommodation at the highest standards and always quality meals. Changing the way business communicates, WAYS doesn’t make compromises regarding quality services because in a way, business is a journey that seeks refuge in the warm and welcoming lair of well-done projects.
Ways professionally manages business trips, conferences and seminars, special events, partner meetings, leisure trips, incentive trips and team building sessions, throught all of which the agency offers unparalleled assistance.
Ways also offers complementary service packages to ensure that the client's plans are carried out in the best way, with the least effort and minimum cost. Through top level partners, the agency can provide financial and economical and legal counseling, market research, advertising and PR services.