Monday, January 9th 2017

Romania participates at Vakantiebeurs Tourism and Recreation Fair in Netherlands

Romania participates also this year at Vakantiebeurs Tourism and Recreation Fair in Netherlands, one of the largest in Europe. At the fair to be held in Utrecht, Romania will have both a national stand and one organized by a Dutch company that promotes exclusive tourism destinations in our country. This year edition marks Vakantiebeurs Tourism and Recreation Fair 100 years of existence. The Netherlands is an important country for international tourism. Latest statistics show that Dutch tourists spent abroad almost 13 billion euros in 2016. The Dutch go on vacation at least twice a year and spend over 3,300 euros per person. After an absence of several years, Romania returned in 2015 to Vakantiebeurs and it will be present this year with a stand organized by the Paris Tourism Office. But our country is also promoted by Dutch companies, as Romtur, for which Romania is a unique destination. Romania’s day will be on January 13th. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Schools, colleges and kindergartens closed due to frost

Schools, colleges and kindergartens will be closed today in 21 counties due to frost, especially in the south and the east of the country, but also in the capital. The measure will be maintained tomorrow only in 16 counties and in Bucharest. Also, students from nine universities in Bucharest, Constanta and Oradea will not attend university courses on Monday and on Tuesday. The Mayor of Bucharest, Gabriela Firea, announced that it is possible for schools and kindergartens to be closed on Wednesday also while the frosty weather will continue. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Ice formations affect vessel traffic on the Danube river

Frost and strong winds in recent days affect traffic on the Danube river, where ice formations appeared. The Serbian authorities closed navigation on the river and a similar measure could be taken also by the Romanian naval authorities if the water continues to freeze. Vessel traffic to Big Island of Braila is restricted; only people involved in emergencies situations have access and a tug is available for them. Tulcea Harbour Master’s Office announced that at this point Chilia Arm is blocked and Perseus icebreaker intervenes upstream of Tulcea county, while Gheorgheni – 2 tug is patrolling on Sulina Arm in order to streamline ice floes. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu