The European Commission on Wednesday said it approved a 280 million euro Hungarian investment scheme to support a sustainable recovery of the tourism sector.
Visitor numbers at Hungarian palaces and castles came close to 315,000 last year, a new record, Tamás Glazer, who heads the National Heritage Protection and Development Nonprofit (NOF), told MTI on Friday.
Hungary is hosting a forum for central European tourism professionals, a gastro festival in cooperation with Michelin, and the European finals of the Bocuse d’Or competition early next year, the head of the Hungarian Tourism Agency said on Friday.
Domestic tourism has been properly restored since the stoppage caused by coronavirus, while the return of international visitors to Hungary is slowly under way, the head of the Hungarian Tourism Agency said on Sunday.
The Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTÜ) is launching a large-scale campaign to boost domestic tourism, with twelve advertising spots, posters, online and print media advertisements in various points of the country, with messages targeting locals.
Hungarian hospitality services and tourist attractions will have to register with the national tourism registry by the end of this year, Zoltán Guller, the head of the Hungarian Tourism Agency, told business daily Világgazdaság, explaining that the registry would enable data-based management of the sector.
The number of guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary fell by an annual 69.7% to 224,000 in March due to pandemic restrictions, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday.
Spas and baths in Hungary are now receiving visitors in possession of a vaccination certificate, the chief medical officer said.
Around one-third of Hungarians say they are thinking of going on holiday this summer, Szallas.hu said, citing a survey conducted in cooperation with pollster Ipsos.
Most seasoned Hungarian vacationers plan domestic travel this year, a survey by tourism company Everguest and Tárki shows.