Hungary sees record-high tourism

Foreign tourists continue streaming into Hungary

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Magyar Nemzet
View of the Buda Castle area

Tourism is setting records everywhere in Hungary this year, with the latest national figures approaching or beating the best year ever, 2019, cabinet minister Gergely Gulyás said on Wednesday in Tarcal. Gulyás cheered Hungarian tourism at the inauguration of the more than 3.5-kilometer municipal road, which was renovated as part of the Tokaj-Zemplén regional development program, saying that there are still incredible opportunities in the sector. He added that there are parts of the country that have not yet been sufficiently explored, which also deserve attention and can still attract even more tourists.

The government is committed to supporting local plans and developments in the region, and Tokaj-Hegyalja, as one of the most beautiful regions in the country, will also gain the recognition it deserves in the tourism sector in the coming years, the minister said, according to the telegraph office.

Gulyás said that the opening of the road symbolizes the rapid development of Tokaj-Hegyalja and Tarcal, along with the country as a whole.

Worth almost HUF 620 million (€1.6 million), the government-funded road renovation is a new tourism development that will allow access to the vineyards by bike and on foot for tourists in Tokaj-Hegyalja, as well as local farmers and landowners.

Zsófia Koncz, parliamentary secretary of state of the Ministry of Energy and Fidesz MP for the region, said that in addition to infrastructure developments, road and cycle path construction, Tokaj-Hegyalja’s accommodation and related services have also expanded and developed in recent years. Four- and five-star hotels have been built, and services and attractions are constantly being developed and expanded, for example, a visitor center has been built in Mád, a harvest house in Tarcal and a wine street is being developed.

According to the latest available data from the Central Statistics Office (KSH), in the first five months of the year, total guest nights rose by 2 percent compared with the same period in 2022. This was a result of a 7.3 percent decline in domestic visitors, more than offset by a 13 percent rise in guest nights for foreign tourists, for a total of 12 million guest nights.

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