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More expensive holidays A favorite destination of Romanians is growing


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Bad news for Romanians with holiday plans in the Austrian Alps or in the fascinating imperial capital Vienna. Hotel prices could rise by as much as 15%. The representative of the Austrian hospitality industry, Susanne Kraus-Winkler, told Kleine Zeitung that hotels need to increase their prices in order to cover their costs. Hoteliers are demanding the reintroduction of the energy tax refund.

High energy prices today are reflected in all areas of life and are likely to make holidays considerably more expensive. Whether it’s diesel for transfers to the hotel or gas for heating or the hotel’s kitchen, the industry faces significantly higher costs, Walter Veit, president of ÖHV, the hospitality industry federation, told Austrian TV channel Ö1 on Tuesday.

Industry representative Susanne Kraus-Winkler expects hotel prices in Austria to rise sharply. Because in addition to energy and food prices, staff costs are rising, “hotels need to increase their prices by at least 10 to 15 percent this year to cover their costs,” said a hotel spokesman. in the Austrian Chamber of Commerce on Monday, according to the daily “Kurier”.

Tour providers offering bus travel are particularly affected. Max Schlögl, CEO of Gruber Reisen, supports a reduction in the mineral oil tax. If this does not happen, he assumes that the prices for customers will be higher.

The Styrian tour operator Hermann Retter, who specializes in car travel, also sees the need for action, given the high fuel prices.

“If fuel prices soar, we need to do something about the price,” Retter told Kurier editors.