Romania's income from foreign tourism is four times smaller than Bulgaria's, Romanian newspaper Ziarul Financiar reports.
In 2009, Romania's revenues from tourism amounted to EUR 882 M, according to the Romanian Statistical Institute. In comparison, Bulgaria's income from foreign tourists was EUR 3.72 B, Hungary made EUR 5.63 B, the Czech Republic – EUR 6.5 B, Croatia – EUR 8.8 B.
The number of foreign tourists who visited Romania in 2009 is five times smaller than the number attracted by Bulgaria.
In 2009, Romania welcomed 1.275 million foreign tourists, compared with 5.739 million in Bulgaria, 9 million in Hungary, 6 million in the Czech Republic, and 9.3 million in Croatia.