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Matild Palace Opens as Luxury Hotel

D&T
Jun 29, 2021

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, has announced the opening of Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest. Owned by Özyer Group, this iconic opening marks Luxury Collection Hotels brand debut in Hungary. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Matild Palace has undergone a meticulous five-year transformation led by award-winning […]

Children's Railway Back in Operation in Budapest

D&T
Jun 6, 2021

After almost seven months of service disruption due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus epidemic, the Széchenyi Hill Children's Railway has resumed operation. During the summer period, trains run every day: every hour on weekdays and every 40-50 minutes on weekends. The stations have been refurbished and are now open to visitors. The country's […]

Cross-Border Bicycle Rental System

D&T
May 20, 2021

The bike rental system, which is shared by five Slovak and four Hungarian municipalities, is in many ways a real breakthrough, with 85% of the costs paid for by the European Regional Development Fund. The bicycle rental system called KOMBIbike has been inaugurated in Tata, west of Budapest. In 2020, the National Bringapark Program saw […]

Boating on Lake Balaton: 175th Anniversary

D&T
May 19, 2021

This year marks the 175th anniversary of boating on Lake Balaton shipping and the Balaton Shipping Company (BAHART) celebrates it with a year-long series of events. The series spans the whole year, with the slogan 'Tradition and Modernisation', expressing the commitment to preserving the values of the past and to achieving future goals. From 1 […]

Number of Tourism Nights: an Annual Decrease of 70%

D&T
May 12, 2021

As a result of border crossing restrictions and COVID-19 protection measures for commercial accommodation, domestic tourists spent 66% fewer tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels) in Hungary compared to the same period of the previous year. International guests spent 74% fewer nights. The decrease in […]

Desired Domestic Destinations in Hungarian Tourism

D&T
Apr 20, 2021

According to a recent representative survey by Szallas.hu and Ipsos, a third of the Hungarian population is confident again that they can go on holiday. Further relaxation measures in the coming period and an increase in the number of vaccinated people could have a positive impact on travel uncertainty, including domestic tourism. While last year, […]

Post-COVID-19 Tourist Boom in Budapest?

D&T
Apr 12, 2021

It could be Hungarian guests who boost tourism, which has seen a severe decline due to the epidemic. According to a recent survey, up to a million Hungarian tourists can visit the capital, but Lake Balaton can also be a popular destination. 71.7% of Hungarians plan to travel in 2021 in the event of the […]

Tourism Nights Down by 90% Compared to February 2020

D&T
Apr 7, 2021

As a result of border crossing restrictions and COVID-19 protection measures for commercial accommodation, domestic tourists spent 86% fewer tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels) compared to the same period of the previous year. International guests spent 94% fewer nights, the Central Statistical Office reports. […]

Hungarians for VAT Rebate in the Tourism Sector

D&T
Mar 22, 2021

85% of Hungarians would find it a powerful help if tourism operators received some form of VAT rebate. The proposal came up in a European Parliament committee because it is seen as a useful tool for improving liquidity for players in the troubled sector. According to a joint representative survey by the Hungarian business news […]

90% Fall in the Number of Tourism Nights in Hungary

D&T
Mar 19, 2021

As a result of border crossing restrictions and Covid-19 protection measures for commercial accommodation, domestic tourists spent 86% fewer tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels) compared to the same period of the previous year. International guests spent 94% fewer nights. As the Central Statistical Office […]

Hitting Rock Bottom

D&T
Mar 12, 2021

Few business sectors have been as hard hit globally by the coronavirus pandemic as tourism and Hungary is no exception to this sad reality. As tourism-related revenues have fallen off a cliff and government aid has been all but a trickle, the sector is struggling for survival. In the decade leading up to 2020, Hungary’s […]

Drastic Fall in the Number of Guest Nights

D&T
Feb 11, 2021

The number of tourism nights in Hungary decreased by 93% in December 2020 compared to the same month in the previous year according to data published this Thursday by the country's Central Statistical Office. As a result of border crossing restrictions and COVID-19 protection measures for commercial accommodation, domestic tourists spent 89% fewer tourism nights […]

Deep Fall in the Number of Tourism Nights

D&T
Jan 15, 2021

The number of tourism nights fell by 85% compared to November 2019, the number of domestic tourism nights decreased by 65% compared to the previous month, based on adjusted data. As a result of border crossing restrictions and Covid-19 protection measures for commercial accommodation, international tourists spent 93% fewer tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments […]

Nyíregyháza Zoo Closes Successful Year

D&T
Dec 27, 2020

In addition to about two hundred pets, three African white lions and rare cats were born this year at the Nyíregyháza Zoo, which received approximately 400,000 visitors despite the coronavirus epidemic. Sóstó Zoo is situated in a distance of five kms from the city of Nyíregyháza, NE Hungary, in the holiday resort of Sóstó, where […]

Device to Send Tourist Personal Data to Authorities

D&T
Dec 11, 2020

As of January 1, 2021, tourist accommodation places in Hungary will be required to send digitally read data from their guests' personal identification documents to the Hungarian state. A Hungarian firm has now come up with a device of affordable price to meet this requirements. The essence of the GoodID Scanner is that one can […]

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