Destination Management Company (DMC) Romania
Incoming Agency Paloma Tours
Romania - that is Dracula, stories about the most famous literary blood-sucker of all time as well as the legend of the historic Vlad "the impaler" Tepes. Through the stories about the infamous Transsylvania, Romania gained an eerie reputation that still lingers today. The old vampire count is still a highly popular choice for themed incentives in Romania, but there is a lot more to be experienced!
Paloma Tours, our partner DMC in Romania based in Bucharest, has been around since 1993 and is the perfect contact if you are looking for the best value for money in Romania for events, incentives, meetings or venues. They also organise product launches, exhibition fairs and roadshows. This highly innovative incoming agency/ destination management company is one of the first that have conquered the MICE market in Romania and organise more than 300 events every year. Popular venues for truly breath-taking events are of course the many palaces and castles in the country, but do not forget the libraries, deisgn hotels, concept restaurants and art galleries that can be included in a fascinating programme that will take all your ideas and wishes into consideration. You can rely on Paloma Tours: they know all the latest trends and technologies to make your events and incentives as much fun and unforgettable as possible! And all of this at very good value for money thanks to the best relations to suppliers and hotels!
Unique programmes in the Danube delta or in the Carpathians at a great price make it very easy for event planners to wow their clients! As one of the youngest EU members, Romania has welcomed the MICE industry and offers a very good infrastructure for meetings, events, incentives and conferences of every size and tops it all off with the wonderful hospitality of its inhabitants. For decades, it was foremost Bucharest and Brasov that were of any interest to the meeting industry - but luckily today, many other cities play an important role as meeting hotspots such as Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta or Timisoara. Why not combine a conference with a bit of a spa experience as well? You can do it in many cities! The great flight connection from Germany, Austria or Switzerland ensures a relaxed arrival and enough options for programmes.
The weather in Romania
Romania marks the border between Central and Southeastern Europe with its neighbours Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Moldavia. A relatively unspoilt destination, it is still a rather unusual place to organise incentives or team building events.The home of Dracula offers the best opportunities for exciting outdoor activities and excursions to more remote areas. The beautiful capital Bucharest, also called "Paris of the East", has many stories to tell of its tragic fate during World War II and the dictatorship under Ceausescu. The most interesting cities in Romania are all easily accessed, the options for accommodation are plenty - whether it be country house, boutique hotel or a swimming hotel in the Danube delta. In the countryside, there are many different options for meeting space which makes organising conferences a breeze, even outside cities. Many different historic venues add to the range of options. Active guests who would like to get their adrenalin flowing can go on an offroad team event and speed through the Carpathians or try rafting, climbing, canyoning, cave explorations, kayaking, paragliding or bungee jumping. And what is more fitting than to go on a treasure hunt to explore the many secrets of Count Dracula? If an authentic experience of Romanian culture is what you are after, then why not arrange for a gypsy evening with joyful music in the vibrant old town in Bucharest?
Let yourself be impressed by the medieval towns and the breathtaking landscape in Transsylvania. Of course, a visit to the castles near the bigger cities in Romania is an absolute must! The most famous one is Castle Bran near Brasov; the home of Vlad Tepes invites you to walk in the footsteps of Count Dracula... maybe you should have the garlic at hand.
Bucharest welcomes its guests with a Mediterranean climate from may till September. The nightlife here is varied with plenty of entertainment and leisure activities. In the day, 37 museums, 18 art galleries and several parks invite the visitor to come and gaze in amazement and to let their souls unwind. Fans of architecture will be happy to find such a beautiful city with many buildings built in the Belle Époche. And did you know - Bucharest is the biggest city between Berlin and Athens! If you are looking for places for larger meetings, facilities include the Parliament Palace, the Exhibition Centre Romexpo, the conference centre of the Chamber of Commerce and the World Trade Centre. Furthermore, the Romanian Athenaeum, the National Museum of Art, the Cantacuzino Palace, the Military Club and the Patriarch’s Palace, can host functions for up to 800 guests.
Incentives in Transsylvania
Centrally located in Romania and with access to three international airports as well as a well expanded railway network, Transsylvania has emerged as the most popular region for incentives in Romania. Part of its charme and success is of course rooted in its history and the historic little towns. Some of the most picturesque towns can be found here, like Brasov with its Old Saxon architecture. Castle Bran is 30 km from Brasov. Near Brasov you can also find Harman and Prejmer, which boast lovely medieval buildings. 120 km from Sibiu, a town with cobblestone alleys and pretty pastel houses lies the castle Corvin from the 15th century, which hosts up to 300 people - unforgettable ambience guaranteed! The unspoilt and wild landscape of Transsylvania as well as that of the whole of Romania is ideal for automotive events.
The Carpathians, well-known by so many through the legends and fairytales of vampires and werewolves, boast a wild beauty that is emphasised by the many waterfalls and rivers that flow through a rocky landscape - perfect for canyoning! More than 12,000 yet unexplored caves await the curious traveller, while Sighisoara and its unique citadel on a hill beckon him to explore the many secret passages in the recesses of the castle. The birthplace of Vlad Tepes is definitely on the must-see list! From Bucharest, it takes about three to four hours by car to get to Transsylvania. Cluj-Napoca is the largest city in the region and a very popular destination für meetings and conferences due to its very good infrastructure.
Flight times: Frankfurt - Bucharest: 2h15; Vienna - Bucharest: 2h30; Zürich - Bucharest: 2h35.
Biggest airports: Bucharest airport is 16 km north of the city and is connected to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Other international airports are Constanta and Timisoara (from MUC), Sibiu (MUC, VIE, Dortmund) and Cluj (MUC, Berlin, Dortmund, Cologne, Memmingen, Nuremberg).