In the first eight month of 2015 there was a 17% raise in the number tourists from overseas, reported the Hungarian Tourism Ltd. (Magyar Turizmus (MT) Zrt.), writes For a higher raise a direct New York – Budapest airline would be necessary.

Tourists from the United States have spent 624.000 overnight stays in Hungary in the first eight month, which is 14% more than in the previous year.

The Ltd. emphasized: between 2010 and 2014, the number of tourists from the US has risen by 41%, and a two digit growth can be expected in 2015 as well. The tourists have spent more than 103 billion HUF in 2014, which is 28.6% more than in 2013.

The aim of the event-and negotiation series that is currently held in the States is to promote the Eastern-Central European regions as touristic destinations. The series is organized by the Hungarian Tourism Ltd. and the Consulate General of Hungary in New York.

The Ltd.’s goal is to present Hungary in catalogues as an ideal destination for tourists. One of the main points of the negotiations is the establishing of a direct New York – Budapest airline, which is necessary to make Hungary more desirable for tourists.

The USA is the 8th most important country from Hungary’s touristic point of view; tourists from the States annually spend almost 600.000 overnight stays in Hungary. Almost 490.000 American tourists visited Hungary in 2014; 87% was on vacation, while 13% was on a business trip.

based on an article of
translated by Adrienn Sain


  1. The only airline flying direct into Budapest from the Southern Hemisphere from what I understand, is Emirates, which has a direct flight from Dubai to Budapest. But not everyone wants to fly via Dubai. From New Zealand to Hungary is at the very least a 34 hour trip via Singapore… and its frustrating that we have to fly over the top of the whole of Hungary, to land in Munich or Frankfurt, then have to change flights to fly back to Budapest and of course it also costs more because of the extra distances involved.. And its the same on the return flight…. soooo please, please, please, Budapest, open your doors to the whole world.

  2. Or fly with Cathay Pacific (way better than the other two Gulf carriers) via HKG and you can land in Frankfurt without flying over Hungary. Less frustrating and better travel experience. 🙂

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