PR: The Dracula Project

The Dracula project to promote Transylvania as tourism destination represents the most profitable strategy that can be found for the development of the tourism in this region, according to a release of the Romanian Federation of Tourism and Service Employers (FPTS) remitted to Agerpres.

"Finally, the local authorities in Transylvania understood that the Dracula myth represents an unrivaled vehicle for promoting tourism in this region. Building on this should be spectacular and uninhibited by such preconceptions that kept hidden in a drawer until now the most valuable country brand of Romania. All those places full of history in Transylvania can now finally become tourism destinations internationally renowned, with the benefit not only to the tourism in the region, but to our economy in general, to be huge", said Dan Matei Agathon, the FPTS President. 

The local authorities in six counties in Transylvania could develop, by using European funds, a regional project dubbed "Dracula", following a proposal of the mayor in Targu Mures (central Romania). Mayor Dorin Florea has recently spoke to his counterparts in the localities in the peri-urban area, proposing them to set together a series of meetings where to discuss joint projects, to include the entire region, able to attract European funds in 2014-2020, information to be found on Targu Mures City Hall's Web Page

"The Dracula brand existed for a long time, we only need to exploit it and wrap it properly and then sell it in a modern manner. The highest problem so far in doing this was the hesitation of a certain part of the public opinion in associating Romania with the legend surrounding Vlad Tepes. However, this perception finally changed, so that it is now time we take advantage of a famous myth worldwide and use it to our own benefit. The Dracula project to promote Transylvania as tourism destination represents the most profitable development strategy that can be found for the tourism in this region and we must manage it properly, without hesitations or preconceptions", said the FPTS release. 

Fanged Films

USA, 1970

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As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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