Tourism - Catering Trade

An agreement Has Been Reached on Settling the Situation of Malév

The majority stakeholder, AirBridge Zrt, Malév Zrt and the Hungarian State Holding Company (MNV Zrt.) signed the document on February 26 evening.

Foreign Visitor Consumption Rose 10.4 Pct in 2009

Hungary's tourism surplus hiked almost 18.2 pct to HUF 429 billion in 2009 as spending by foreign tourists rose 10.4 pct to HUF 1,201 billion and Hungarians spending abroad rose 6.5 pct, in forint terms to 777 billion.

Extensive Campaign for the Year of Festivals

The official opening ceremony of the Year of Festivals was held recently, where guests of the Hungarian National Tourist Office (HNTO) released balloons with festival calendars to kick-off the thematic year.

Malév Passenger Numbers Climb 6 Pct in 2009

Hungarian national carrier Malév's passenger numbers rose 6 pct to 3.3 million in 2009, and growth in the first quarter of 2010 is expected to be in the double digits, Malév told MTI on January 25.

Projects Were Partially Handed Over within the Framework of the Pecs 2010 ECC Program

Two projects were partially handed over on December 18 within the framework of the Pécs 2010 European Capital of Culture (ECC) program.

Ecostat Tourism Barometer Rises Slightly in the Second Half of 2009

Ecostat's latest Tourism Barometer, a measure of sentiment in Hungary's tourism industry, rose 2.6 pct points to 35.5 pct in the second half, but still stood 0.4 pct points below the level of the second half of last year.

The HNTO Published Its Marketing Plan for 2010

Although the crisis cannot be ignored, some positive trends can be seen in the three-year strategy and 2010 marketing plan of the Hungarian National Tourist Office.


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Slowing Decrease Expected for 2010 in Tourism

According to the latest estimates, the decrease of the guest nights will slow down in 2010 – said Mr Ákos Niklai, President of the Hungarian National Tourist Office at a conference on October 16.

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