The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air unintentionally reintroduced an old, almost forgotten ticket price category. Furthermore, you have to pay less for several tickets because of the strengthening of the Hungarian forint.
Wizz Air, Hungary’s market leader budget carrier, does the pricing in euros, but the exchange rate was disadvantageous before. It almost reached 450 HUF/EUR even though the official threshold was never above 430. Today they exchange forint to euro for HUF 400, so their tickets became cheaper in forint.
Furthermore, before, their lowest ticket price category was 14.99 EUR. But currently, those flights are calculated with a 9.99 price, if Budapest is the place of departure and you pay in forint. The destinations include Brussels, Milan, Thessaloniki (Greece), Rome, Göteborg (Sweden) and Malmö (Sweden). In the case of return tickets, the price is 14.99 EUR, but you only have to pay HUF 4,040 (EUR 9.99) if you take off in Budapest. However, if you do so abroad and the destination is Budapest, the price remains EUR 14.99 even if they pay in forint (HUF 6,090), okosutas.hu discovered. That is
good news for passengers travelling from Hungary.
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Government adopts action plan to aid tourism
The government has adopted an action plan to support the tourism sector with the aim of ensuring that hotels and restaurants can stay open in the winter season despite high energy prices, Gergely Gulyás, the prime minister’s chief of staff, told a government press briefing on Wednesday. Businesses in the sector will be exempted from paying a tourism development contribution of 4 percent of their net takings between Oct. 1, 2022 and March 31 next year, Gulyás said.
The government has also decided to abolish restrictions within the Széchenyi Card scheme so that in the future employees can use their cards in restaurants and hotels, or pay for recreational activities freely, Gulyás said. Data reporting requirements for tourism businesses will be relaxed for six months, and the deadline for rating hotels will also be delayed, by a year, Gulyás said.
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Source: okosutas.hu, MTI
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