February 5, 2021

There is no doubt that people today are more independent and self-directed than ever.  That doesn’t mean, however, that they do not need and value assistance.  Virtual (or unaccompanied) Destination Services can provide you with behind the scenes support to take care of administrative tasks and advocate on your behalf.  Virtual does not mean on your own.  Rather, our Advisor works in partnership with you to set schedules, line up appointments and provide advice. It means that you receive the support that you need, the way you want it. We focus on being a true partner to our clients by offering consistently exceptional quality, responsiveness, customization and value.

Our flexible approach ensures highly efficient support by providing counseling, information and referrals through a combination of research and phone/skype/email assistance. All of the services provide with 1-on-1 consultation and support to ensure the peace of mind. Real time personal online assistance.

SERVICE TARGET: Who is it for?

  • Private Individuals- Self Made Expats-Digital nomads
  • Corporate Employees- Ideal for those with ‘lump-sum’ or ‘managed lump-sum’ relocation packages
  • International Students
  • Business Travelers

Our Vision – We are challenging the costly, non-flexible in-person destination services approach. Our primary goal is to make the destination services affordable to everyone and turn it into a must-have!

Local Expert Service – we are a local company having an intimate knowledge of local culture. The local knowledge and expertise are important to ensure significant stress, energy, time and cost savings.

Cost-effective and innovative service – order and buy online one or more services. Pay-as-you-go and buy-as-you-choose. Buy only the service you need at the price you can afford. This gives you much more flexibility, lowers the cost and ensures social distancing.

Online personal assistance services in real-time – the service process can be managed from the comfort of your own home. So all of your planning can be done virtually before your arrival. Hassle-free Bucharest experience-tailor made quality assistance, someone you can rely on to make sure your time is as optimized as possible.

Personal Approach – Our focus, to assess individual lifestyle needs, is helping us to plan and advise accordingly in order for you to feel welcome in Bucharest. We cut through the information overload and advise about only what is relevant to you and your personal circumstances, we help provide a realistic view of the time and cost involved, you get our customized attention to ensure your needs and expectations are met. We handle the entire process and remain your liaison and advocate with our suppliers, before, during and after the service.

Service guarantee – 100% Money Back Guaranteed-If you’re not satisfied, we’re not satisfied! That’s why we’ll happily give your money back for our service. We want you to be totally happy with our service, so we are proud to offer your money back guarantee if, after every effort to meet your expectations has been made in good faith and you are not completely satisfied.

Service Benefits:

  • WE VALUE YOUR TIME. Significant stress, energy, time and cost savings – One stop Shop! Qualified recommendations available in one place, replace hours of internet search. Our team gives expert guidance and support real time personal online assistance.
  • WE HELP YOU FEEL WELCOME IN BUCHAREST. We work hard to reduce the complexity and uncertainty involved with being in a foreign country. You’ll experience Bucharest’s best without the uncertainties and hassles, feeling comfortable in your new environment.
  • WE RESPECT YOUR BUDGET. We cater to every budget – our different levels of service allow you to take as much control as you want. Buy only the service you need at the price you can afford.

PROBLEMS WE SOLVE:

  • Language Gap – Sometime language can be a big problem for many people when living at a new place.
  • Feeling of insecurity at a new place is very common human nature and sometime minor setbacks can also create serious problem
  • Lack of understanding of cross cultural, lifestyle differences and business etiquette.
  • Insider Knowledge & Local Tips and more authentic experience.
  • We take away the guesswork and uncertainty and hassles of planning the process on your own. We have the advantage of being locals and therefore have a wide knowledge of the service providers in Bucharest keeping you away of feeling overwhelmed and confused by the quantity of information available online.

BUCHAREST ADIVOSRS: EFFICIENT – FLEXIBLE – COST EFFECTIVE SERVICE

February 26, 2021

SERVICE TARGET: Who is it for?

  • Private Individuals – Self Made Expats – Digital nomads
  • Corporate Employees – Ideal for those with ‘lump-sum’ or ‘managed lump-sum’ relocation packages
  • International Students

ONLINE VISA & IMMIGRATION SERVICE is for YOU if:

* YOU respect and value your time and budget

* YOU want EASY & HASSLE FREE TRANSITION TO A NEW COUNTRY: we help you make a smooth and successful transition into your new life in Bucharest!

* YOU want a tailor made quality assistance

SERVICE DETAILS:

We offer online assistance or in-person concierge support-our advisor will work one on one with you through the entire Immigration process, supervising and coordinating all of the official paperwork.

We overview the immigration process and detailed information on the procedures to be followed: timing, governmental taxes and documents to submit at the Immigration office. We manage the entire immigration process to ensure that all parties are aware of the process, anticipated time-scales, lists of required documentation and responsibilities in advance of initiation.

Instant Advice – VIDEO CONSULTATIONS – If there is something you aren’t sure about — what application to make, what form to use, what evidence to include, whether you qualify — then ask one of our experts online or by phone at a time that suits you.

Reassurance – APPLICATION CHECKING SERVICE – If you have prepared an application yourself but want the form and documents checking before you send it, our application checking service is for you. Our experts will recommend improvements and identify any missing evidence.

Peace of Mind – FULL REPRESENTATION SERVICE – Too busy to prepare an application yourself? Worried about preparing your application properly? Our Full Representation Service takes over management of your case and ensures you have the greatest chance of success.

Our range of legal services are available at fixed prices covering all immigration cases for expats:

  • Long-stay visas and short-stay visas
  • Registration certificate EU/EEA/Switzerland/citizens
  • All types of permits (residence, work: for seconded employees and for local employees, studies)
  • Family reunification for UE citizens and non-UE citizens
  • Blue card
  • Appointments at General Inspectorate for Immigration and/or Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest

Dedicated support and great value in the most important and stressful step of the relocation process. We act as your trusted immigration advisor while minimizing compliance risk.

BUCHAREST ADVISORS – YOUR CITY ADVISOR – SMART IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE

February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021

SERVICE TARGET: Who is it for?

  • Private Individuals – Self Made Expats – Digital nomads
  • Corporate Employees – Ideal for those with ‘lump-sum’ or ‘managed lump-sum’ relocation packages
  • International Students

Everyone needs some type of support when moving to a new destination and the “Virtual” Advisor can be invaluable. Real-time support – to ensure a smooth and effective relocation to Bucharest.

ONLINE RELOCATION SERVICE is for YOU if:

* YOU respect and value your time and budget

* YOU want EASY & HASSLE FREE TRANSITION TO A NEW COUNTRY: we help you make a smooth and successful transition into your new life in Bucharest!

* YOU want a tailor made quality assistance

* YOU WANT TO FEEL AT HOME IN BUCHAREST

SERVICE DETAILS:

Bucharest Advisors is the assurance of a single point of contact to help you in all of your procedures and provide you with good plans and tips for relocating with complete peace of mind. You will benefit from in-depth local knowledge from a relocation consultant who can align budgets with expectations, providing empathy and expertise for a successful transition into the new life in Bucharest.

Traditional DSP (Destination Service Provider) vs Bucharest Advisors virtual service

What is the difference?

Bucharest Advisors is similar to traditional DSP services when it comes to the preparation and empathy shown in planning the assignee’s settling-in success.

The difference is how we deliver our relocation support.

Focusing on guiding expats through their relocation journey with expert direction and an affordable price point, you will be assigned your own personal relocation planner to ease your stress levels during these pressure-ridden times. Plus, virtual location services offer customized solutions through every milestone of your relocation.

There are a number of key advantages when engaging virtual relocation service:

Step-by-step guidance: Virtual relocation services can easily provide step-by-step guidance on what you have to focus on at different stages of your relocation journey, such as entry guidelines and documentation to begin with –  RELOCATION PLAN pre arrival assistance and home search and immigration later on.

Cost Effective: Virtual relocation services are more affordable than most traditional relocation services!

A virtual relocation provider like Bucharest Advisors will help guarantee that your entire relocation journey is planned and processed by professionals at an affordable cost, so that everyone (and not just corporate-funded employees) can easily access professional guided service—virtually.

You decide which matters are sufficiently important to leave the consultant to deal with and what you can do by yourself.  More focus on specific your needs.

Flexibility: Bucharest Advisors’ Guided Services allow our clients to receive the same tailored support as traditional Destination Services while providing more flexibility, all without sacrificing quality. Our Guided Services offer Assignees the flexibility to go to appointments on their own time while being fully supported by experienced and knowledgeable Destination Consultants. Unlike traditional relocation companies, where most of the services are accompanied by a relocation consultant on authorized days, virtual services priorities you and your calendar.

Efficiency: Faster service book & delivered online SIMPLE AND FAST BOOKING EXPERIENCE. This gives the assignee much more flexibility, lowers the cost and ensures social distancing.

Comfortable- physical presence is not necessary, can be done from the comfort of your home. Our online services reduce time wasted getting places. Providing direct support when needed is like having access to a team of Relocation Specialists who can provide you with information instantly!

Our different levels of service cater to every budget and allow you to take as much control of your relocation as you want. Let us manage your entire relocation for you or choose how much you manage yourself using our supported online relocation services.

Whatever your relocation needs, whether you want to relocate yourself or have Bucharest Advisors manage your entire relocation, we are ready to help with our expert advice, friendly approach and personalized service.

 BUCHAREST ADVISORS – YOUR CITY ADVISOR – SMART RELOCATION ASSISTANCE – WE PLAN & GUIDE YOUR RELOCATION EXPERIENCE

February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021

Moving to a new country and away from your familiar surroundings can be a very daunting task. Simple everyday tasks which you would otherwise take in your stride become insurmountable obstacles to your happiness.

We have the advantage of being locals and therefore have a wide knowledge of the service providers in Bucharest keeping you away of feeling overwhelmed and confused by the quantity of information available online.

We will help you start a new life and provide convenience to ease your day to day life and to make your transition to Bucharest as easy as possible.

Bucharest Advisors will support you from the moment you arrive till the time you leave and guide you throughout your stay.

SERVICE TARGET: Who is it for?

  • Private Individuals- Self Made Expats-Digital nomads
  • Corporate Employees- Ideal for those with ‘lump-sum’ or ‘managed lump-sum’ relocation packages
  • International Students
  • Business Travelers

ONLINE EXPAT CONCIERGE SERVICE is for YOU if:

* YOU respect and value your time and budget

* YOU want Balance, relaxed living stress-free-successful and enjoyable experience when living Bucharest

* YOU want a tailor made quality assistance

* YOU WANT TO FEEL AT HOME IN BUCHAREST

SERVICE DETAILS:

Sign up for a Concierge Subscription or Hourly Service and access your very own on call personal assistant & concierge. Choose what better fits your needs; if you only need a few services a year, then hourly service request may suit you.

Hourly Plan gives you the flexibility of using the service whenever you want without any commitments: Pay as you use. Depending of the complexity we give you a preliminary estimate of the time required to fully deal with your query.

Subscription plans offer you exclusive benefits: Dedicated Personal Lifestyle Manager and Virtual assistance. Our monthly plans are designed to fit various requirements and budgets, ranging from just a few hours a month all the way up to a full time assistant.

SUBSCRIPTION COMPARAISON

Hourly Service: A LA CARTE
Occasionally support-online assistance
Monthly Subscription: BALANCED
Regularly support-online assistance
Monthly Subscription: FREEDOM
Full support-online and in person assistance
Advantages: gives you the flexibility of using the service whenever you want without any commitments

• Online assistance with certain requests and Ad hoc problem solving.
• We can find, research, book, call, remind, order online and do just about everything else you’d like for us to do on your behalf through our virtual assistants.
• We will recommend, provide you with the contact details and book your appointment for the requested service.
• We will do the research and find the specific service provider based on your particular inquiry.
• Includes all services available from the listed categories or particular requirements: we will take your request and discuss options. Depending on the nature of your enquiry, we will agree a deadline by which we will come back to you with more information.

Advantages: When you know you’ll need a bit more help to find that balance in your life, this plan is for you

• Limited access to the listed categories of services: 5 requests
• Online assistance
• Reminder service
• Email, Text & Phone requests Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM

 

 

 

Advantages: The ultimate lifestyle choice. This plan is to make sure the help you need is always there for you

• Unlimited access to the listed categories of services
• Dedicated Personal Concierge Lifestyle Manager
• Online assistance and personal assistance available (additional fee)
• Emergency support 24h
• Virtual assistance via skype to plan & discuss your monthly needs/requirements
• Reminder service
• Email, Text & Phone requests Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM

A concierge service is not for everyone – some people will always choose to do things themselves, others will enjoy spending hours on research and some will feel they just don’t need external help.

Today life moves at a fast pace. We are given 168 hours a week to use it or lose it!

Let us help you to use your time more wisely.

BUCHAREST ADVISORS – YOUR CITY ADVISOR – SMART CONCIERGE ASSISTANCE – WE HELP YOU FEEL LIKE A LOCAL

February 2, 2021
February 2, 2021

What is a Virtual Travel Advisor?

He is a highly skilled assistant who will help take care of both your business and personal travelling arrangements.

In other words, he is a personal assistant for you whilst you are on the move.

Someone you can rely on to make sure your time is as optimized as possible.

SERVICE TARGET: Who is it for?

  • Business Travelers who need to plan in advance their time in Bucharest and they want to delegate the task to an assistant

This SERVICE is for YOU if:

* YOU respect and value your time

* YOU want a stress-free, successful and enjoyable experience when visiting Bucharest

* YOU want a tailor made quality assistance

*YOU want access to Expert’s Insider Knowledge and Skills, Local Tips and more authentic experience

SERVICE DETAILS:

We offer to manage your agenda and to better control the unexpected – having extensive local knowledge we  OPTIMIZE THE CHANCES OF THE SUCCESS OF YOUR BUSINESS TRIP BY BECOMING YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN BUCHAREST AND SUPPLYING WITH LOGISTICS AND SKILLS.

To speak to us today contact Bucharest Advisors now to discuss how we can help you get the most out of your business travel requirements.

BUCHAREST ADVISORS – YOUR CITY ADVISOR – SMART TRAVEL ASSISTANCE – WE PLAN & GUIDE YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

 

TRAVEL TIPS

BUCHAREST KEY FACTS
• Capital City: 2,500,000 inhabitants, the 6th largest city in Europe
• The city’s Palace of the Parliament is the second-largest building in the world.
• Romania Member of EU: Yes (starting with 1st of January 2007)
•Romania was a member of the communist block before 1990.
•Religion: Christian Orthodox
• Time Zone: GMT +2 hours
•Currency: RON/LEI
• Country Code: 40
• Emergency call: 112
•Internet: Bucharest has one of the best Internet speed connection in the world.
Wi-Fi is available for free in every hotel, restaurant, pub, or any other venue.
•Mobile Phone Providers: Orange, Vodafone, Telekom

• Language barrier
Romanian- a member of the Latin language group and seasoned with some Slavic influences.
Romanian is very close to French, Italian and Spanish languages. As a result you’ll understand pretty
good Romanians if you speak or understand this family of languages.
Most of Bucharest young people speak English.

•Crime and safety
Bucharest’s crime rate is low in comparison to other European capital cities, so no particular
problems should arise from this point of view.
Beggars are common on main streets and near the churches, but they are not dangerous.
Sometimes Pickpockets are a real problem in Bucharest, so take extra precautions. They may operate
in crowded public transportation or near the main tourist attractions.

•Tipping is the norm.
The standard tip is 10%, though you can choose to tip more or less depending on your experience.
Tipping in restaurants/bars/clubs is appropriate in Bucharest. Romanian waiters receive a very small
hourly wage because their employers expect that customers will tip them. There are many waiters
who expect to be tipped just because this is the norm and don’t understand that tip should be given
only in exchange for very good service. Tip only when the people seem to deserve.
A tip is not added onto a restaurant/club bill
Try to tip the taxi drivers, the waiters, the valets at the hotel. Not much but any tip will make your
stay far more pleasant… 10%-20% will do.

•Transport
Because of poor infrastructure of public transportation, traffic, specifically, can be an absolute
nightmare and many tourists may be surprised to learn that Romania has the worst safety statistics
in Europe.
Airport Henri Coanda Quick facts:
Location: Otopeni Town, Ilfov County, 16,5 km North from Bucharest center
Terminals: 2
Direct connection to the city: BUSES & TRAIN
Bus – There are 2 express lines available:
Bus 780 – direct connection to Bucharest North Station (Gara de Nord)
Bus 783 – direct connection to the city center. This line runs day and night. At night, the bus leaves
every 40 minutes.
Airport stops: In front of the Arrivals Terminal and Departures Terminal
Ticket purchase: A special magnetic card is required for the trip. It is available at the card desk in
front of Arrivals Terminal.
Price: for one trip – 3,5 lei. The magnetic card valid for two travels costs 7 lei.
Licensed taxis with fares between 1.69 lei / km and 3.5 lei / km, available in front of Arrivals
Terminal.
Touch screen terminals with taxi companies available in Arrivals, for customers to order a certain
company.
Estimated taxi prices for airport – city center transfer:
All taxis must use the meter. If the taxi driver tries to negotiate the price, you should search another
one.
Average price -airport – city center (Unirii Square) Old City – depending on traffic – min 10-15 eur ( 50
– 70 lei )
Average distance-18 km.
Payment: cash
Currency exchange at the airport: We advise you to exchange only small amounts of money in the
airport. The exchange rates are not very convenient compared to exchange offices in the city center.
Bucharest’s public transport includes a wide range of buses, trams and tubes. It is very cheap but
may be crowded and confusing at times.

•Taxi
As ever, taxis should not be hailed from the rank, but called from a reputable company. Prices are
obliged to be posted on the door and shouldn’t be more than 1.69 – 3.00 lei/km. Make sure the
meter is on before setting off and generally be wary of any other funny business. You can pay by card, but mostly cash.

•Uber
Is a very good alternative to taxis and they are practicing the same prices. If you have an Uber
account it can be used in Bucharest. You can pay both by card and cash.

•Money Exchange
Romanian currency is LEI/RON. Money should preferably be exchanged at the banks. Exchange
bureaus at the airport should especially be avoided due to their bad rates.

•Cash machines
Cash machines are available for withdrawals at all the banks, at the airport, streets, or shopping
centers.
The major credit and debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, are accepted widely in Romania, in bars,
restaurants, hotels, etc. They might prove useless in smaller towns and villages, therefore if you plan
to take a trip outside Bucharest, you might want to go prepared with some cash Lei.
Romania is largely a “cash only” economy. While an increasing number of businesses do accept credit
cards, travelers are advised to use cash for goods and services.

•Smoking
Although smoking is forbidden by law in public places, everyone in Bucharest is a smoker.

• Prositution
Prostitution is not legal in Romania, so act accordingly.

•Drugs
This is a ‘zero tolerance’ country. Just do not do it! Penalties are draconian.

BASIC BUDGET ANALISYS
When you go travelling, how much money will you need? This question is a bit difficult because
there are so many factors that contribute to the answer. Considerations such as your destination
country, travel style and planned activities are the most important of them.
Calculating a travel budget is an important part of your travel planning.
Accommodation:
Hotel Standard Room:
3 star hotel: 60E
4 star hotel: 70-90E
5 star hotel: 100-150E
Apartments for rent- popular platforms such as AirBnB or Booking.com provide many options.
Best areas are the central and semi central areas with easy access to all points of interest and tourist
sites. The majority of hotels and apartments with proper tourist service are located in city center, in
historical districts, usually walking distance from busy day & night attractions. We recommend such
areas as Grand Victoria Avenue, Elisabeta Avenue, Roman Square, Unirii Area and University Area.
Food & Drink
Urban food: Kebab-5E
Average restaurant meal: OLD CITY-20E/pers
Fine Dinning:NORTH UPSCALE AREA- 40-50E/pers
Transportation
Uber: starting from 0.30E/km the rates are raised due to surge pricing during the weekend
Taxi: starting from 0.50E/km not recommended due to the bad service
Chauffeur Service: starting from 20E/h
Now that you have various components, you can put it all together to create your travel budget.

January 26, 2021

Party ON™️ is the premier Bucharest nightlife service catering exclusively to foreigners who chose our city to celebrate and party!

While we are the Bucharest nightlife experts, we are also specialized event planners. This includes all types of parties and events:

Stag party/ Bachelor party/Hen party

– Anniversaries

– Birthdays

– Celebrations

– Guys Getaway

– Private parties and dinners

– VIP parties

PartyON™️ is your local point of contact and dedicated host through our first-hand knowledge of destination and local suppliers so that your party trip can go as smoothly as possible. We can create your ideal itinerary and personalize your experience by putting our knowledge, contacts and experience to work.

The best party experiences are provided by local experts like our team. Get in touch with with our Party Advisor