Budapest, July 31 (MTI) – The government will continue with its investment programme in tourism both in Budapest and the countryside, with the goal of ensuring that the sector makes an ever bigger contribution to Hungarian economic growth, a government spokesperson said on Thursday.

Tourists are finding Hungary and Budapest ever more attractive destinations, Eva Kurucz told journalists at a news conference held together with Gergely Horvath, the deputy director of Magyar Turizmus Zrt.

She said a breakthrough had happened over the past year, when not only the number of incoming tourists rose but domestic tourism grew by 10 percent, which she said was a singular result in Europe. This trend looks set to continue, she added.

Horvath said that between 2020 and 2025 tourism could become the country’s biggest sector.

Photo: MTI – Szilard Koszticsak


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