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May 15, 2014

Romanian Travel Forum

Thursday, May 15, 2014, Elisabeta Restaurant ("The Lido of Bucharest) hosted the first edition of Romanian Travel Forum. The event was organized by Innovation Travel and Restaurant Elisabeta. The event brought together tour operators, travel professionals and media representatives. Event theme: The importance of tourism to and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Congresses & Exhibitions) / the events industry for Romania
The purpose of the event is to provide a better communication between tour operators specialized in incoming and MICE (DMC's), Romanian hoteliers and media representatives for awareness of tourism to the economic development of our country. Also, the discussions during the Forum aimed to identify solutions to promote and exploit the potential of Romanian tourism.
Among the topics discussed are ways to promote Romania's tourist industry, the importance of events (MICE) for Romania, cultural tours, mass tourism (mountain, sea) and turning to foreign markets, the mass-media focused on tourism from offline to online, public relations strategies to promote the tourism industry of Romania, Bucharest's tourism potential and major cities in Romania, Romanian tourism and transport infrastructure, promoting Romania through sporting events and the collaboration between tour operators and hoteliers.
Among special guests and speakers were Razvan Filipescu, President of the National Tourism Authority, Rudolf Lukavsky, Economic councilor at the Austrian Embassy in Bucharest, Christian Macedonschi, President of the Association for Promotion and Tourism Development Brasov, City Hall councilor in the German Democratic Forum, Eduard Schneider, photographer, artist, Alexandru Mironov, science journalist, former Minister of Youth and Sports, Dumitru Graur, President of Sports Press Association in Romania, Radu Cimponeriu, MICE consultant, founder of Romanian Convention Bureau, Calin Ile , Vicepresident of Hotel Federation, CEO Ibis Nord Hotel, MBA Ioan Mircea Draghici, hotel consultant, Managing Director East Hospitality Consulting. The forum was followed by Innovation Travel Gala - which had as special guest Constantin Moscovici, a master of panflute, artist of the Republic of Moldova. He was accompanied by the Moldavian vocalist Igor Himici.
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Razvan Filipescu, President of the National Tourism Authority

Rudolf Lukavsky, Economic councilor at the Austrian Embassy

Christian Macedonschi, the President of Brasov Tourism Promotion Association.


 Dorin Ivascu - Regional Air Support.

Dumitru Graur, President of Romanian Sport Press Association.

Alexandru Mironov, science journalist, writer, former Minister of Youth and Sports, former General Secretary of UNESCO Romania.

Calin Ile, CEO Ibis Nord Hotel, Vicepresident of Romanian Hotel Federation.

Eduard Schneider, photographer, artist and video expert.

Radu Cimponeriu (Congrexpo), MICE Expert

 Constantin Moscovici, the Moldavian master of panflute and Traian Badulescu, managing partner Innovation Travel.

Razvan Nacea, ANAT Spokesman for medical tourism, manager of Seytour Medical Tourism.

From left to right: Dan Anghelescu (La Piovra Turista, ANAT), Radu Cimponeriu (CongrExpo, MICE expert), Traian Badulescu (Innovation Travel), Mircea Draghici (Est Hospitality), Dorin Ivascu (Regional Air Support) and Calin Ile (Ibis Nord).

 Dan Anghelescu, La Piovra Turista, ANAT.

 Traian Badulescu (Innovation Travel) and Lucretia Ivan (The Marble Hall - Elisabeta Restaurant) introducing Winter Travel Expo (26 - 28 September 2014).


 Constantin Moscovici and Petre Dordea (infotravelromania.ro).

 Florin Arjocu (drumliber.ro blog), one of the most active bloggers dedicated to the Romanian tourism