After they chose the Bulgarian seashore for the summer, instead of Romanian resorts, Romanians are rather tempted to spend the winter holiday across the border. Thousands of tourists are expected by restaurant and hotel owners in the city of Ruse, on the Danube shore. Many have already purchased their tickets, at costs three - four times lower than similar offers in Romania.
Also during the holidays, tens of thousands of Romanians go shopping in Bulgaria and Ukraine. At the Siret border check, some 10,000 persons cross the border everyday during the week and some 15,000 per day in weekend days. Most of them search for food, clothing, households and even construction materials.