Hotelier since 1997, Calin Ile is very involved in promoting tourism sector to become a priority domain of the Romanian Economy.

Calin Ile has graduated tourism at ASE Bucharest and has done different tourism courses in Holland at Hotel School den Hague or in Paris – Course for International Hotel Managers by Cornell University and EHMI.

In 2011 HTB Hospitality Forum has awarded to Calin the prize “Hotelier of the Year“.

President of FIHR – Federation of Hotels Industry in Romania, Calin is also General Manager of IBIS Continental Hotels in Romania. As president of FIHR, Calin initiated an active campaign to support education in tourism as first priority for Hotel Association.

He is founder member of ARLITH (Association of Tourism High schools in Romania).

He is an active militant of Responsible Tourism, being for 3 years responsible with CSR policies of Accor Hotels Romania. In this position he had the privilege to support special causes in the country, like for instance the Project Plant for the Planet which meant 2.5 million trees planted in villages in Transylvania.

“I believe Romania has a special place on the global tourism map, is depending only on us to become more visible and attractive for visitors and investors.  The only way to make Tourism one of the best ambassadors of Romania is to invest, to support all forms of education dedicated to tourism, this beautiful, healthy and blessed industry.“