Tourism Sector In Hungary Needs New Plans After Tragic Year, Says Agency Head

  • 3 Feb 2021 8:51 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Tourism Sector In Hungary Needs New Plans After Tragic Year, Says Agency Head
Hungary’s tourism sector needs a new strategy after a “tragic” year in which aid from the Hungarian government was the only lifeline it could count on, the head of the Hungarian Tourism Agency said.

Zoltán Guller told Magyar Nemzet that the plunge came after the sector’s largest ever growth in 2019. “The government stood by the tourism industry from the very beginning”, Guller said.

Besides tax cuts and support for all players of the sector, Guller said the government had ramped up developments. “In a few years, rural Hungary will be nothing like what we see now,” he said.

The government is supporting the construction of 35 new hotels and the refurbishment of 14,000 private accommodations, 700 bed and breakfasts and 114 open-air swimming pools and beaches, he said.

The largest spa reconstruction programme of “all time” will also be launched soon, Guller added.

Until the sector can restart, the government is paying two-thirds of labour costs, he added.

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