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Your out of the box choice for 2017!

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The story of a family business and its innovations

We, Gabriela and Andrei, – mother and son – represent the past and the future of our company’s role in the MICE Industry in Romania. The last 15 years have walked us through the ups and downs of the industry, and our unlimited passion is what makes our family business a successful one!

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The problem we think Romania faces is the lack of awareness regarding the possibilities that the diversity our country has to offer. It’s a modern country with all the amenities you would expect in the 21st century. Ultravoyage DMC’s vision is to educate the market and to improve the image of Romania worldwide.

We fight to overcome the barriers by being present online on social media & blogs and offline by participating in numerous trade shows around the world (USA, UAE, UK, DE, ES, etc).

 

9 reasons to choose Romania as a destination

Romania is one of the safest countries and, due to our geo-political context it has one of the best settings for the MICE Industry.

Romanians have come a long way in the last two decades since communism fell. Romania has a rich and diverse culture that goes back thousands of years, therefore our country is proud of many heritage sites protected by UNESCO.

Romania truly is a European hidden gem and it is great to visit throughout the year. From the largest European virgin forests of the Carpathian mountains, to the beautiful Natural Reserve Biosphere of The Danube Delta, not to forget the vibrant beach resorts around the Black Sea. It has so many unexplored attractions!

 

Here are a few interesting facts:

 

1. The name “Romania” comes from the Latin word “Romanus” which means “citizen of the Roman Empire.” The Romanian language is currently spoken by over 25-milion people and is 1,700 years old.

Call to action: Andrei recommends

start your teambuilding excercise with a stunning course in romanian language.

 

  1. Three clay tablets, dating from 5300 BC, discovered in the village of Tartaria (central Romania), have been the subject of considerable controversy among archaeologists, some of whom claim that the symbols represent the earliest known written evidence in the world.
Call to action: Our staff recommends
make a treasure hunt at the national museum of history, in cluj-napoca

 

  1. With an area of 230,000+ km2 Romania is roughly the same size as the United Kingdom.
Call to action: Andrei recommends
go on pre-post tours: from a relaxing morning on the beach to a dinner in a mountain chalet

 

  1. The real Dracula was a Romanian prince and military leader Vlad Tepes who fought bravely against the invading Turkish army in the mid 1400’s and who was famous for his bloody impalements. The name “Dracula” comes from his father who was part of the Order of the Dragon, sworn to protect Christianity against the Otoman Empire. Count Draculathe Vampire – was created by the Romantic novelist, Bram Stoker in 1897.
Call to action: Gabriela recommends
rent bran castle for a private tour with guide dracula and authentic medieval show.
  1. You’ll Die Laughing, if you’re Not Already Dead: The Merry Cemetery in Maramures is a unique happy graveyard and a popular tourist attraction! It is famous for its over 800 colorful gravestones, carved in oak that are decorated with colourful paintings and funny and ironic epitaphs about the deceased.
Call to action: Our staff recommends
create your own epitaphs with a local craftsman.
  1. Romanian wines became known around 2000 BC when the Greeks arrived from the Black Sea, making it one of the world’s oldest vineyard regions (as compared to the French wines introduced by Greeks around 600 BC). Because too much wine was produced and consumed, in 50 BC King Burebista had to set a limit to cultivation of wine grapes and wine production through his empire: Dacia (present-day Romania). Today Romania is the 9th latgest wine producer in the world!
Call to action: Gabriela recommends
taste our indigenous varieties of grapes unique in the world at a winetasting.
  1. According to the World Records Academy, The Palace of Parliament, located in Bucharest, ranks as being the biggest office building in Europe and second-largest in the world, after the U.S. Pentagon.
Call to action: Andrei recommends
choose to have a memorable galla dinner or conference in the marble rooms of the palace.
  1. According to Top Gear, the Transfagarasan Road is the best driving road in the world. Jeremy Clarkson said in 2009 that “Every great corner from every great racetrack in the world has been knitted together to create one unbroken grey ribbon of automotive perfection
Call to action: Andrei recommends
rent a car from bucharest, fill it up and have a top mountain driving experience .

 

  1. The New York Times praises Romania for its biggest Spa Center with termal waters in Europe: Therme SPA, near Bucharest.
Call to action: Our staff recommends
pamper your team with an incentive treat to boost their productivity in order to have a clear mind.

 

 

In the news: European Capital of Culture in 2021

#2016 ends on a happy note with great prospects for the next 5 years. A huge increase in travelling will bring awareness and place Romania on the map of business travelers. This growth is noticeable in the boost of direct flight connections to Romania, development of international hotel chains and investment in infrastructure facilities.

This scenario is outlined by the fact that Romania won in September 2016 the title of  European Capital of Culture in 2021 with its most western city: Timisoara. It is one of the most multicultural cities in Romania: here you can spot over 6 cultures: Romanian, Hungarian, German, Serbian, Jewish, Bulgarian and Czech.

 

What makes  Timișoara special?

1718 – the oldest brewery in Romania where you can still organise a special dinner.

1745 – building of the first hospital in Romania ( 24 years before Vienna and 34 before Budapest)

1884 – first city in Europe with electrical street lighting, 731 lamps

1953 – first European city with three theatres in three languages: Romanian, German and Hungarian

1989 – first liberated city in Romania and the city where the revolution against Communism started.

From Timisoara, the meeting planners can even organise their incentive trips to 3 countries, as Timisoara (Romania) is 180miles (290km) away from Budapest (capital of Hungary) and 95 miles (150km) away from Belgrade (capital of Serbia).

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Find out more about your family partner in ROMANIA!