“Overtourism” threatens Hungary

Hungary is beginning to show signs of so-called “overtourism”, auditing firm KPMG found a study.

editor: REMIX NEWS

Mass tourism has not yet reached Hungary, but the warning signs are already present and the country should be ready to deal with the phenomenon, a study by auditing firm KPMG indicated.

Dániel Indra, head of KPMG Hungary’s tourism section told Pesti Srácok that these warning signs included a local vote in Budapest’s 6th district last year. This downtown district is famous for being the favorite destination for Western European youth’s party weekends. Last year the locals, fed up with all-night partying organized a vote to reduce the opening hours of restaurants and pubs. Voter turnout did not reach the required 20 percent.