Tripadvisor adds two Hungarian tourist attractions to its recommended list
The locations are really nice to visit.
Hortobágy National Park and Nagyerdei Park are now recommended by Tripadvisor, which put them on the top 10 tourist attractions list, writes turizmus.com. The top 1 attraction is the Parliament, with the highest ratings and great reviews.
The Szépasszony Valley in Eger is the second most loved place according to the ratings, and many people express their appreciation for Hungarian wine of very high quality. Nagyerdei Park in Debrecen also earned a place on the list, in third place.
The list also mentions Szentlélek church in Hévíz, the Zoo in Szeged, and the old town of Győr. The Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, Siófok at Lake Balaton, and the Hortobágy National Park also secured a spot on the list.
While the ratings of Hungarian tourist sites are really good, there is another factor that means really good news for the Hungarian tourism sector. Foreign tourists are coming back to the country.
“Although we are still far from the pre-epidemic level, it is encouraging that more and more programs are awaiting those coming to the capital.
In the first quarter, 200,000 domestic guests are expected to visit Budapest, and they will spend almost 500,000 guest nights in the capital, according to the pre-booking data received by the National Tourist Information Centre,” hvg.hu writes.
This January, 156,000 foreign guests arrived in Budapest and spent 443,000 guest nights in the city. As opposed to only 35% of the previous year, in 2022, the ratio of foreign guests rose to 79%.
Last year, 1.2 million guests arrived in Budapest and spent 4 million guest nights there.
Accommodation in Budapest became more popular. In 2020, only 19% was used by tourists, but that ratio rose to 28%. The second half of the year was even better. In June, only 8% was used, in August, 42% of the hotels were booked, and in November, the ratio rose to 52%. Most foreign tourists visited Budapest from Germany, France, Romania, Israel, and Russia.
As for what type of accommodation foreigners prefer, the numbers show that 60% chose hotels, while 30% preferred another type of accommodation. 53% chose 4-star hotels, 31% chose 3-star hotels, and 14% of the foreign tourists decided to book accommodation at a 5-star hotel.