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Traveller Magazin no 131
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Over 50 guests gathered at Grand Hotel Continental in Bucharest to celebrate the first 15 years of activity of SKĹL International Romania. The event was coordinated by the president of the organization, Răzvan Pîrjol, and received several special guests such as: Antoni Kuhnen, Founder President of SKĹL International Romania; Florin ŢÂNCU, General Director Weco Travel; Mircea Vladu, General Director Holiday Office; Magdalena Niculae, Consultant at Zenith Voyage etc. The celebrations where enriched by the extraordinary concert of the Romanian Youth Orchestra at the Romanian Atheneum – just one of the several events promoted by SKAL Romania – as explained by Nicoleta Paraschiv, PR & Communications director of the organization.

Hotel Wine Spa Riserva in Oradea
Ramada, the first internațional brand business class hotel in Oradea, opened Riserva – a unique Wine Spa in Romania. Created to please the most refined clients Riserva Wine Spa brings, for the first time in the wellness & beauty market, several procedures based on wine therapy and the Hi-Tech by FisioKinlab – an innovation awarded at the International Fair in Paris 2014. Romania is now positionned on the map of exclusivist spa services, together with countries such as France, Australia, USA, New Zeeland and South Africa - said Nadia Ionescu, Sales and Marketing director of the Ramada Oradea.

Blue Air - Larnaca, Florence and Milano

Blue Air, the first smart flying company in Romania, announces new daily flights this spring. January 19th Blue Air opened a new operational base in Cyprus and started operating flights Larnaca – Athens, Larnaca - Thessaloniki and return! Flights to/ from Athens are operated daily during the winter schedule and flights to/from Thessaloniki are available every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. For the summer season, there will be 10 flights per week to/from Athens. ‘The new connections open the second external operational base of Blue Air, coming after the one opened last year in Italy, naming Torino (Caselle). The Larnaca base is a completion for the Bucharest – Larnaca flight, but also a soultion for the passengers that where using the two flights operated by Cyprus Airways’ - said Gheorghe Răcaru, General Director of Blue Air. As well the company will fly, starting March 29th, from Bucharest to Florence and back, every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The price of a ticket starts at 32 euro. The third novelty is the direct connection, operational from April 1st: Constanta-Milano and back, the prices starting at 27,99 euro. Tickets are available online at, through the Call Center or at the partner agents of Blue Air.

Vitality Spa at Best Western Bucovina

The Best Western Hotel in Gura Humorului enhances its offer through the new concept Vitality Spa. To the sauna and jacuzzi facilities, already existing, several salt based therapy facilities where added, such as: a pool with special water brought from Cacica salt mine, a room with blocks of salt from Praid salt mine and several rooms for aromatic and special massages. Through this investment the Best Western Bucovina, becomes one of the 4 starts hotels in northern Romania with a complete tourist offer - said the sales and marketing director Doina Prosciuc.

Paralela 45 is 25 years old

Paralela 45, one of the largest Romanian tour operators, celebrated 25 years since the opening of its first office on Elizabeth Boulevard in Bucharest. With a total turnover of 40 million euro at the end of 2014, the company aims at a 45 million euro turnover for 2015.
“Paralela 45 is a dream that came true of a tourism graduate. Back in 1990 I have opened the agency together with Adrian Grigorescu, both of us full of hope for the future and wishing to be the ones to open new ways after the fall of the communism. At the time being we have more than 100 tours to offer, we extended with more agencies and I am sure that this year will be a special one for us” – said Alin Burcea, President of Paralela 45.

CNN makes an unusual ranking

The producers at CNN published a ranking, at which if we look carefully we find out that Romanians have a new destination that they need to learn how to... use. Based on the votes of specialists and curious travellers the ranking selected the weirdest, ugliest, and dangerous holiday destinations in the world. Romania qualified as number five, due to the neighbourhood of Ferentari, in Bucharest. Although negatively impressed by the poverty and aspect of this particular part of the city, the spacialists at CNN show that this is not a definitory place for Romania, a country that offers amazing beauties and attractions such as The Carpathian Mountains, The Transilvanian Plateau and several unique objectives. The indicated places to visit are The Peles Royal Palace, Bran Castle, Sighișoara Medieval City, the monasteries in Northern Moldavia, etc. CNN puts together with Romania in its unusual ranking other countries such as Bolivia, Bhutan, Malawi, Mongolia, The Arctic Polar Circle and even… the Space.