Romania’s tourist accommodation capacity increased by 2.8 percent in the first seven months of this year to 353,300 places, compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the INS.

At the same time, the total number of accommodation structures (hotels, motels, hostels, hostels, etc.) reached 8.449 on July 31, 6.9 percent higher than in the same period last year.

Hotels held the highest tourist accommodation capacity. According yo INS, out of the total of 161,700 existing rooms in accommodation establishments existing on 31 July 2018 (excluding rooms in the cottages), 98,400 (60.7 percent) were in hotels. The number of rooms increased by 1,901 in agrotourist hostels, with 797 in hotels, 605 in tourist villas, 469 in boarding houses, and 169 in hostels.

Of the number of tourist accommodation places existing on July 31, most of them 196,700 were in hotels, followed by agro-touristic boarding houses with 48,600 seats, tourist boarding houses with 35,800 seats, tourist villas with 16,600 seats, hostels with 14,200 seats.

The rooms with bath or shower accounted for 96.6 percent of the total rooms (excluding the rooms in the cottages), and in the camps and pre-school, 57.3 percent of the rooms were without bath or shower, according to INS.

”Of the total number of places in hotels, 43.3 percent were in the 3-star hotels, 23.9 percent were in hotels with 2 stars, 26.8 percent in hotels with 4 stars, 4.2 percent in hotels hotels with 5 stars, 1.8 percent in one-star hotels and 0.08 percent in non-star hotels, ”the press release stated.

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