World Tourism Day Celebrations In Budapest, 27 September

  • 24 Sep 2018 7:46 AM
  • Hungary Matters
World Tourism Day Celebrations In Budapest, 27 September
Budapest has been selected to host the official celebrations of this year’s World Tourism Day on Sept. 27, under a decision of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

The focus of this year’s event will be innovation and the digital transformation in tourism, director of the Budapest tourism centre (BTFK) Teodóra Bán told a press conference.

BTFK will coordinate UNWTO programmes and organise 46 of its own events that include sight-seeing on board a classic Ikarus bus and guided tours of museums, galleries and historic buildings, she said.

She noted the launch of the guideme. hu English-language information website. “Foreign tourists have discovered Budapest and Hungary for themselves; their number has doubled since 2010,” the city’s deputy mayor said.

Both 2016 and 2017 were record years, Alexandra SzalayBobrovniczky said, adding that 2018 was likely to set a new record.

More: media.unwto.org

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