With the wide variety of flights and opportunities, many people travel more than once a year to destinations farther away. Budapest is a perfect example, as more and more tourists visit the marvellous Hungarian capital. Sometimes so many people arrive that it seems to be a drawback for the capital rather than an advantage.
Pénzcentrum reported that because of digital innovations and online platforms, everyone can find the most beneficial and rewarding trip for themselves. But this phenomenon comes with its own drawbacks, as many major tourist destinations, like Budapest, suffer from the number of people arriving.
To begin with, many tourists use Airbnb, which means they rent flats in downtown, squeezing out Hungarian residents to the outskirts of Budapest to travel longer into the city centre.
Therefore, many people decide to choose to travel by car instead of public transportation, which causes many traffic jams in the city, slowing down sightseeing buses. The local governments of Budapest seem to be enjoying the increasing number of tourists, but residents have a different opinion. The party district in the capital is the perfect example, which is always noisy during the weekends, and sometimes there are so many tourists that locals cannot even go out onto the streets.
The local governments believe that it is important to inform the visiting tourists about the correct behaviour in Budapest, using social media platforms and internet websites. Also, the idea of night mayors came up, who would deal with these issues exclusively.
It would be important to move cars out of these parts of the city and prevent downtown flats from becoming hostels and hotels for foreign people. Other ideas about renovating the streets and decorating them with different pavements and furnishing like benches also came up, and it is considered to be essential to change the shape of the city and provide enough space for people.
According to statistics, every year, an estimated 40 million flights take off to transfer people all across the world. The number of people travelling by aeroplane increases day by day, although the coronavirus seems to have slowed down this process in the last few months.
To sum up, many experts state that tourists should be informed about stricter rules regarding the policy of visiting another city, and local governments should be encouraged to step forward and start planning to solve this issue.
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