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Foreign Tourists Returning to Hungary

D&T
Jun 10, 2023

Based on the numbers of inbound tourism so far this year and summer bookings, the number of foreign tourists is already approaching the levels before the epidemic, Tamás Flesch, president of the Association of Hungarian Hotels and Restaurants, told the business news portal Napi.hu. Foreign tourists are rediscovering Hungarian tourism this year after the pandemic, […]

Number of Tourism Nights Up Year-On-Year

D&T
Jun 1, 2023

In April 2023, 1.2 million guests spent 2.9 million tourism nights in tourist accommodation establishments (commercial, private and other accommodation). The number of guests was 6.7% and that of tourism nights 1.2% higher than a year earlier, thanks to an expansion in foreign visitor turnover, MTI quoted figures by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH). […]

Government May Throw Another Lifeline to Tourism

D&T
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 Napi.hu has learned. In the framework of the SME Energy Costs and Investment Support Program, businesses […]

Slight Deterioration in Business Sentiment in Tourism

D&T
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 […]

Gyula Castle Baths: Further Developments Planned

D&T
May 2, 2023

The reconstruction of two swimming pools has started, the solarium park of the spa will be expanded and other renovations are also planned, the mayor of the town of Gyula, Dr. Ernő Görgényi said. Two pools will be partially rebuilt, and the night-time bathing experience will be made special by lighting fixtures in the water […]

Lillafüred Forest Railway Renovated

D&T
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 […]

Slight Decrease in the Number of Tourism Nights

D&T
Apr 14, 2023

The number of guests in commercial accommodation decreased by 1% and the number of nights spent decreased by 0.4% in February 2023 compared to February 2022. The number of domestic guests decreased, while the number of foreign guests increased, according to data by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH). The published figures suggest that 552,000 […]

177th Balaton Cruising Season Kicks Off

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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 […]

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