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More than half of Romanians may staycation this year

In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, half of Romanians want to spend their next vacation in the country, according to a study conducted by the Hospitality Culture Institute. 

Many Hungarians plan a staycation in their home country this year, visiting sites such as the imposing 15th-century fortified Saxon church of Biertan in central Transylvania, a  UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo by Lozba Tudor / Shutterstock.com

Most respondents (35%) have not yet planned what to do this year, only 15% definitely want to spend their holidays abroad, and 7% will not have a vacation or will spend it at home as a staycation, the study said, as cited by local Startupcafe.ro and Romania-insider.

Most Romanians who say they prefer holidays in local destinations (33%) go on a city-break twice a year, and 30% go once every 2-3 months.

Forty percent of Romanian tourists have a budget of between RON 501 and RON 1,000 (EUR 100-205) per person for a city break in a local destination, while 34% budget less than RON 500/person.