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Coronavirus: Tourism May Re-Start in Summer, says Tourism Agency Head

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.12.

Hungary’s tourism industry, which generated more than 13 percent of the national economic output before the coronavirus pandemic, could restart in the summer, but will take at least ten months to recover to pre-pandemic levels, the head of the Hungarian Tourism Agency said on Monday.

A fundamental goal in the present situation is to ensure that companies are ready to welcome back tourists when they do come back, Zoltán Guller said in a video posted on the agency’s Facebook page.

Liszt Ferenc Airport Passenger Numbers Decline 76% in 2020
Liszt Ferenc Airport Passenger Numbers Decline 76% in 2020

Passenger numbers at Liszt Ferenc International fell 76 percent to 3,859,379 last year as pandemic restrictions weighed, operator Budapest Airport said on Friday. “Thanks to the responsible financial management of the previous years and our financially strong owners, the operation of Budapest Airport remains stable; the company’s financing is ensured,” the operator said. Budapest Airport […]Continue reading

Government support for the tourism industry, which has been hard hit by the pandemic, adds up to 800 billion forints (EUR 2.21bn) which is an outstanding amount in European comparison, he said.

Featured photo illustration by György Varga/MTI