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Burcea, Paralela 45: Demand for holidays in Turkey and Greece doubled

Burcea, Paralela 45: Demand for holidays in Turkey and Greece doubled

Autor: Mirabela Tiron

10.03.2011, 23:30 25

Businessman Alin Burcea, who controls Paralela 45 travel agency,a top ten one in Romania, maintains that in the first two months ofthis year bookings for holidays in Antalya, Crete and Rhodesdoubled after tourists gave up buying trips to Egypt orTunisia.

Paralela 45 Turism in 2009 derived turnover worth 10.1m euros and540,000-euro profit, according to Trade Registry data. This year,the agency expects charter flight packages to contribute 40% intotal sales.

"We have four charter flights to Antalya weekly, two to Crete andtwo to Rhodes. For holidays in Turkey we sealed a partnership withSummer Tour tour operator, through which Romanians can also benefitfrom shopping programmes". "Romanians going on holiday in Turkeychoose four or five-star hotels. We haven't even sealed contracts with hotels below this rating".

Bookings also doubled from the first two months of last year forCrete and Rhodes. Another destination ranking high among Romanians'preferences is Croatia.

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