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Hungarians Plan More Foreign, Shorter Domestic Travel

May 30, 2022

The epidemic is less of a barrier to holiday planning this year, financial constraint is more of concern; although a higher proportion of respondents are planning a holiday abroad than last year, the proportion of those planning a domestic trip of at least five days has not changed in a year, and the majority are […]

Lake Balaton Kicks Off 176th Sailing Season

Apr 16, 2022

The 176th Balaton boating season started this Saturday, with Balaton Shipping Ltd. (Bahart) expecting its passengers with, among other things, a new timetable and an online ticket purchase option to be introduced from May, the company said at its season opening press conference. The company’s CEO, Gábor Veigl, is quoted by the state news agency […]

Fatal Bus Accident in Hungary: Eight People Dead

Aug 15, 2021

Eight people died, eight were seriously injured and forty suffered minor injuries in an accident on the M7 motorway in Hungary early Sunday morning. The bus was carrying Hungarian tourists returning from a one-day holiday in Croatia. According to unconfirmed media reports, the crash may have occurred because the bus with Hungarian number plates started […]

Hitting Rock Bottom

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 […]

Package of Proposals to Help Tourism and Hospitality

Feb 15, 2021

The Music Hungary Association, the Hungarian Festival Association and the Hungarian Association of Event Organizers and Service Providers have compiled a package of expert proposals to help the Hungarian tourism and hospitality sectors. The proposal also calls for the introduction of a cultural VAT. So far, more than 370 people have signed up to the […]

Drastic Fall in the Number of Guest Nights

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 […]

Slovenian President Bohut Pahor (on the right) at the Slovene tourism presentation in Budapest

Slovene Tourism Presentation in Hungary

Jul 4, 2020

In connection with the official visit of the President of the Republic of Slovenia and his accompanying delegation to Hungary, the Slovenian Tourism Organization (STO) introduced Slovenia as a nearby, green and safe gastro-tourism destination. Given the good epidemiological situation in Slovenia, which was the first in Europe to declare the end of the epidemic, […]

The Danube Bend at Zebegény, N Hungary

Pandemic: Hungarian Tourism Collapses

May 7, 2020

As a result of the coronavirus epidemic, in March 2020, the number of nights spent by international tourists in Hungary fell by 68% and that of nights spent by domestic tourists by 61% compared to the same period of the previous year in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community […]

Balaton promenade closed in Keszthely

Tourists Turned Back from Lake Balaton

Apr 13, 2020

Beaches and promenades are closed at many locations around Lake Balaton in western Hungary in accordance with the limitations due to the Covid-19 pandemic and tourists flooding to local resorts to take advantage of the pleasant weather at the Easter long week-end had to be turned back from several places, the news site reports. […]

Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge

Mar 26, 2020

With millions of jobs at risk as the pandemic hits tourism harder than any other sector, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The 'Healing Solutions' global call […]


October, the Strongest Month in Budapest Tourism

Dec 14, 2019

October was the fastest growing month of 2019 in terms of guest arrivals and guest nights in Budapest, an analysis by the Budapest Festival and Tourism Center (BFTK) notes. Sales of commercial accommodation in Budapest were close to HUF 25 billion. For the first time in a long time, not only lodging revenues have increased […]


Hungarians' Favorite Travel Destinations

Dec 7, 2019

The Hungarian air ticket portal conducted a survey among the Hungarian public this fall, as to what destinations Hungarians would prefer to travel to. This is the fourth time this survey has asked tens of thousands of internet users: “If you could travel anywhere in the world, what place would you choose? Based on […]

Budapest Hotels Ranked Among the Best in Central Europe

Oct 8, 2019

Four hotels in Budapest made it to the list of the Readers’ Choice Awards published by Condé Nast Traveler. The ranking consists of the 20 best hotels in Central Europe, including Switzerland. The Aria Hotel Budapest by Library Hotel Collection ranks the highest among the Hungarian hotels in the 5th place, preceded by 4 Swiss […]

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Košice Welcomes Ice Hockey Fans

Jun 19, 2019

The Eastern Slovakian city of Košice was one of the venues of the World Ice Hockey Championships this May, hosting a multitude of visitors. Following the event, Mayor Jaroslav Polaček thanked the organizing committee and other partners for their work in welcoming approximately 250,000 visitors to the city – many of them from within the […]

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Kosice region to launch new tourist sites

Jan 31, 2019

Over EUR 1.2 million will be spent on tourism in the Region of Ko¹ice this year. The regional tourism organization is planning new trips, regular tourist trains, larger investment projects, as well as activities related to the World Ice Hockey Championship.

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