Bükfürdő thermal water made a miracle
The population is under 3,000 while the number of the guest-nights is 800,000. The thermal water of Bükfürdő made a miracle with the city, too, as hirado.hu reports.
The city lived from the agriculture in the first half of the last century, but, fortunately, the petroleum hunters got there at the end of the 50s and found thermal water instead of “black gold”.
The very first spa was open only in the summer, but from the 70s those who wanted to get better could enjoy the thermal water all year around. Now the place consists of 32 pools, 5,200 square metres of water surface and 14 hectares of park and other facilities. The thermal water revived the village itself too, more than 300 families take visitors, not to mention the hotels, including the newest one – says the program of Kossuth radio called Hajnal-táj.
Western Transdanubia is the third most popular region in terms of tourism. There is more and more emphasis on conference-tourism as a result of large investments, like the just-opened Caramell Premium Resort, which costed HUF 3.5 billion.
Balázs Rákossy, Minister of Ministry of National Economy says: the investment creates 50 new workplaces in the region. This is the largest investment of the sector this year.
Their popularity is huge
The Hungarian spa-cities are the most popular among the tourists after the capital city. According to the data of Hungarian Central Statistical Offica (KSH), Bükfürdő is the most popular Hungarian city after Budapest and Hévíz in terms of the number of the guest-nights. There were more than 400,000 visitors last year. The town can be reached more easily since the opening of road M86; one hour and 45 minutes instead of two and a half hour (from Budapest, of course).
The former hotel-section was expanded by three more building-wings, nearly 2,000 square metres of in- and outside wellness sections, 62 rooms, as well as an event- and conference-capability suitable for 500 people.
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