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Budapest Prepares ‘Tourism Reopening Package’ to Help Hospitality Industry

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.08.

The Budapest municipality is preparing a “reopening package” to help the hospitality industry after the lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions, which is expected in the spring, a deputy mayor said.

The municipality will expand areas available for restaurant terraces and ease red tape on tourism-related requests, Erzsébet Gy Németh told an online press conference on Monday.

Budapest will also “reduce the lease on terrace space by almost 100 percent,” widen the use of public spaces and expand discounts on leases, Gy Németh said. Meanwhile, red tape on organising events will also be reduced, she said.

When reopening the economy, the city leadership will work to consider experts’ opinions and to preserve people’s safety, she added.

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