The Casa Randunicii guesthouse contributes to the growth of the Moldovan tourist industry.
In the heart of Moldova’s cultural and natural reserve Orheiul Vechi is the newly launched guest house Casa Randunicii. Casa Randunicii was opened thanks to the support of the USAID EDGE Moldova Competitive Transition Activity (MCTA) Buy-In The recently launched guesthouse, Casa Randunicii (Swallow House), is located in a picturesque rural area. This family business has five accommodation units that consist of various features including modern finishes, a summer terrace, playground for children, an indoor event terrace, and a traditional wine cellar.
The guesthouse is one of 20 MSMEs receiving assistance under MCTA. MCTA aims to modernize infrastructure and expand the attractions offered by the tourist industry to help overcome the consequences of the pandemic and adapt its tourism to new realities.
The opening event was attended and celebrated by high level guests, including the USAID/ Moldova Mission Director Scott Hocklander and Minister of Culture Sergiu Prodan. Guests praised the beauty of the guesthouse and its surroundings, the owners’ determination to preserve the family roots, as well as the courage to start a new business in difficult times.
USAID supports rural entrepreneurs in upgrading infrastructure and expanding accommodation options, enriching the tourism experience in the region. This helps promote Moldova as an exciting tourist destination with gastronomic and cultural experiences, putting Moldova on the international tourism map.
About MCTA: MCTA supports and develops the tourism sector in Moldova, seeking to place Moldova on the international ecotourism map while stimulating regional economic growth. Especially in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, MCTA aims to build resilience to future challenges by expanding tourism opportunities and promoting a business-enabling environment for the tourism industry.