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Government May Throw Another Lifeline to Tourism

May 13, 2023

The Hungarian government may extend by three months energy subsidies available for micro-enterprises and SMEs until the end of March. Such a measure would help thousands of catering and accommodation establishments to manage their overheads, the business news site has learned. In the framework of the SME Energy Costs and Investment Support Program, businesses […]

Slight Deterioration in Business Sentiment in Tourism

May 7, 2023

In April, the TKI tourism business climate index stood at plus two points on a scale between minus 100 and plus 100, indicating that the sector's operators perceive their situation as slightly improving but close to stagnation, the National Association of Tourism and Hospitality Employers (VIMOSZ) said in its latest survey. After three months of […]

Lillafüred Forest Railway Renovated

Apr 27, 2023

The Lillafüred forest railway line in north-eastern Hungary has been renovated at a cost of more than HUF 4.3 billion. The entire railway track, service facilities and trains have been completely restored. The renewal of the forest railways plays an important role in the development of active tourism, with the twelve lines operated by the […]

177th Balaton Cruising Season Kicks Off

Apr 8, 2023

The 177th Balaton cruise season started this Saturday, with the Balaton Shipping Company (Bahart) offering more program boats and high season services than before, the company said at its season opening press conference. Bahart CEO Gábor Veigl highlighted that last season was a very successful one and that they would like to close at least […]

Budapest's Cogwheel Railway Line Back in Operation

Apr 1, 2023

From Saturday, April 1, the trains of the cogwheel railway (bearing the number 60) are running again between the terminals of Városmajor and the Children’s Railway station in Széchenyi Hill in the Buda Hills. The railway line was closed for the winter in recent months. During this period, several hundred meters of track were replaced […]

Tourism Center in Barcs with EU Support

Mar 24, 2023

The tourism center of Barcs, SW Hungary, built with a budget of around HUF 400 million (mostly EU funding), was inaugurated this Friday. The center on the bank of the river Drava was created by renovating and rebuilding a former salt warehouse. At the inauguration ceremony, President of the Republic Katalin Novák pointed out that […]

Developing the Brand ‘Holidays in Austria’

Sándor Laczkó
Mar 9, 2023

Österreich Werbung (ÖW), the Austrian National Tourist Office, is Austria's national tourism marketing organization supported by the country's Federal Ministry of Labor and Economics and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The figures available from 2021 (still a pandemic year) show that Austria welcomed 22.1 million guests (including 12.7 million international tourists), who spent 79.6 million […]

Number of Tourism Nights Up by 18% on Pandemic Base

Mar 4, 2023

In January 2023, 570,000 guests spent 1.4 million tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels) in Hungary, the country's Central Statistical Office reports. The number of guests and tourism nights both increased by 18% compared to January 2022. The number of nights spent by domestic guests […]

More Overnight Stays at Lake Balaton Last Year

Feb 18, 2023

Last year, 2.8 million guests spent 8.8 million guest nights at Lake Balaton, which means 38% more guests and 27% more guest nights compared to the previous year, the professional director of the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTÜ), Szabolcs Juhász said at the meeting of the Balaton Development Council on Friday. The Balaton tourism region was […]

Outstanding Hotel Turnover in December

Feb 4, 2023

The performance of Hungarian hotels in December was again better than expected, despite the rising inflation and the Russian-Ukrainian war, the Association of Hungarian Hotels and Restaurants (MSZÉSZ) has announced. They recalled that in 2022, with the lifting of the epidemic restrictions, both domestic and international tourism started to grow dynamically, and this was reflected […]

Improving Hungarian Tourism Figures

Jan 30, 2023

The performance of Hungarian tourism in 2022 has exceeded all expectations; the sector is still on an upward trajectory, thus, the sector's performance this year may exceed the results achieved in the record year of 2019, Zoltán Guller, Chairman of the Board of the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTÜ), said at a press conference in Budapest […]

EU-Funded Tourism Development in Bács-Kiskun County

Jan 15, 2023

Three municipalities in Bács-Kiskun County have won almost HUF one billion forints for three tourism developments from the European Union's Operational Program for Regional and Local Development (TOP) Plus. HUF 659 millions will be used to renovate the section of the cycle path between Deák Ferenc Street and the local spa in Kiskunmajsa. On the […]

Number of Tourism Nights Up on Pandemic Base

Jan 12, 2023

In November 2022, 691,000 guests spent 1.7 million tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels). The number of guests rose by 17% and that of nights by 7.8% compared to the same period of the previous year, the Central Statistical Office reports. Compared to November 2021, […]

Prospects for Tourism Firms Worsened in December

Jan 10, 2023

The Tourism Business Climate Index (TCI) stood at minus 22 points in December last year, indicating that the sector's operators in Hungary continue to perceive their situation as deteriorating. Compared to November, the index fell by seven points and has deteriorated by 15 points since September, the National Association of Tourism and Hospitality Employers (VIMOSZ) […]

Green Destinations: Cooperation with Innotime Hungary

Nov 8, 2022

The international certification body Green Destinations has signed a cooperation agreement with Innotime Hungary Ltd., making international sustainable tourism certification available in Hungary. A statement by Innotime Hungary points out that from this fall, they are the Hungarian representation of the Green Destinations international organization, which brings together hundreds of destinations in more than sixty […]

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