Officials in Romania are expecting to see an increase in visitor numbers this year, it has been reported.
According to BalkanInsight.com, the government believes the number of people who visit the country's beaches will be 15 per cent up on 2007.
Romanian beaches attracted a record 60,000 foreign nationals last year, which tourism minister Ovidiu Silaghi attributed to recent improvements in the quality of their services and facilities.
Speaking to the news provider, Mr Silaghi said he believes visitor numbers will go up again this summer because Romania has stepped its promotional activities overseas.
This comes after Ziarul Financiar revealed that tourist numbers in Romania increased by more than a quarter to 7.7 million last year.
Speaking after the release of the figures, the government said it was optimistic that this trend would continue during the next 12 months at least.