Tourism has become one of Hungary’s most successful economic sectors because the country is one of the safest in Europe, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the Tourism Summit 2018 conference in Budapest on Tuesday.
Tourism contributes a little more than 10 percent of GDP, with 400,000 people working in the sector, he said. 2017 was one of the best years on record, and this year promises similar or even better results, he added.
The prime minister said that Hungary has become a strong country, with potentials exceeding its size.
Thanks to young, internationally successful entrepreneurs, Hungary is now appreciated worldwide, he added.
Successful entrepreneurs in the tourism sector are per definition patriots, he said, because making a living in tourism is in itself a patriotic act.
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