Romania sets up committee to help tourists affected by closed airports

09:41, April 19, 2010      

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The Romanian authorities Sunday set up an emergency committee to help the Romanians traveling abroad and the foreign tourists in Romania, affected by the closure of the airspace in many European countries.

The committee, set up by the Tourism Ministry, offers the foreign tourists stranded in Romania, 50 percent cheaper accommodation in the Romanian towns and cities having international airports, till the flights to their countries resume.

Likewise, information are available about the Romanian Railways Company's trains and the main road transporters to Europe.

According to a release of the ministry, Romania's travel offices abroad are at the disposal of the Romanian tourists seeking solutions to arrive back home and offer them useful information about the accommodation and transport opportunities they may have.

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland began erupting on Wednesday for the second time in a month from below the name-sake glacier, hurling a plume of ash into the atmosphere. The volcanic ash contains tiny particles of glass and pulverized rock that can damage engines and airframes.

Many countries in Europe have closed their airspace, due to lack of visibility provoked by the move of the ash clouds and the danger they pose to aircraft reactors, causing air travel chaos across Europe.

Source: Xinhua


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