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Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Budapest spas attracted 4.5 million visitors in 2017, an increase of 7.3 percent year on year, the marketing director for spa operator Budapest Gyógyfürdői és Hévizei (BGYH) said in Tuesday’s issue of business daily Világgazdaság.

Visitor numbers were up in spite of an unseasonably cold and wet June, Szilvia Czinege told the paper.

The Széchenyi baths alone drew 1.7 million visitors, she added.

Turnover at the Palatinus baths was up 31 percent and turnover at the Paskál increased more than 13 percent. Both baths have recently been upgraded. Visitor numbers at the Gellért baths were up 6 percent, coming close to 660,000.

Revenue of BGYH rose by 7.3 percent to 15 billion forints (EUR 46m) last year.

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Source: MTI

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