Tourism Figures Moderately Rising in Hungary

Bill Alen - Apr 28, 2008
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Hungary, along with much of East/Central Europe, is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination among Western Europeans, and especially Britons. While cheap tickets offered by low-cost airlines have turned Prague into a well-known stag weekend destination among British travellers, Budapest—Hungary’s capital city—tends to attract crowds due to its unique abundance of Roman and Turkish baths, the fact that hotels and restaurant meals are still noticeably cheaper than in most western urban centers, and this historic town’s scenic location along the Danube. According to Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH), the number of foreign tourists travelling to destinations in Hungary increased by over 8 percent during the first two months of the year, as compared to the same period in 2007...

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