Wine Day celebrations cancelled, Tourism Federation sounds alarm
The Tourism Promotion Federation of Moldova is concerned about the winemakers’ decision not to stage the National Wine Day this year. In a communique, the Federation says the holiday already became a nice tradition observed during many years and such a decision could have negative consequences both for the truism agencies and for the national tourist accommodation units that will sustain losses in this regard as well as for Moldova’s image at national and international levels, which will be affected if this event is cancelled, IPN reports.
The Moldovan winemakers had a meeting where they decided that the National Wine Day this year, set for October 3-4, will not take place owing to the protests mounted in the Great National Assembly Square. According to the Federation, such a decision will cause problems to the tourists who planned their visit to Moldova on the National Wine Day and booked and purchased plane tickets and to the accommodation facilities where these reserved rooms.
Given such a development, the Tourism Promotion Federation of Moldova calls on the Government of Moldova and the winemakers to identify a solution so that this holiday is celebrated regardless of the political conjuncture and the situation in the country.
The Federation suggests a compromise solution if a consensus to stage the Wine Day celebrations in the Great National Assembly Square is not reached – to close Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Blvd for traffic between the intersections with Ismail St and Pushkin St so that the festivities are held there.