Hungary to Welcome Record Number of Tourists From UAE & Saudi Arabia

Hungary is expected to welcome a large number of visitors from the United Arab Emirates as well as Saudi Arabia during this year.

According to a recent report by Visit Hungary, responsible for Hungary’s international tourism development, both territories are important markets for Hungary, thus it is launching a campaign in order to promote the country’s attractions in these areas, reports.

Regarding the issue, authorities in Hungary have appointed AVIAREPS as their representative office in the Gulf Countries, in order to promote Hungary and bring to the country a large number of tourists.

The Regional Head of Business Development, Visit Hungary, Vitalij Izbriszov, said that Visit Hungary is continuously working in order to promote the country and show all the attractions that the Central European country can offer to international visitors.

“The quick return and expansion of direct flight access from the region to Hungary, along with the positive momentum achieved through our many proactive activations carried out during Dubai Expo 2020, has thankfully contributed to this,” Izbriszov pointed out in this regard.

According to him, the Middle East has become an important market, stressing that in order to further engage and develop the market Visit Hungary will keep strengthening the tourism relations in this region adding that the cooperation with AVIAREPS is a very good opportunity for this.

Vice President of the Middle East and Global Public Affairs, AVIAREPS, Glenn Johnston, said that he feels honoured and excited to cooperate with Visit Hungary, in order to promote the country’s exceptional cuisine, and unique castle stays as well as picturesque land and cityscapes.

He stressed that Budapest has so much to offer to travellers from the Middle East countries, that will both surprise and delight while adding that all have great value.

Hungary experienced a notable increase in the number of international visitors in the past two years due to the spread of the Coronavirus and the new restrictions imposed to contain its further spread, which caused significant damage to the tourism sector among others.

However, with the easing of the restrictions, the Hungarian tourism industry has marked a significant improvement.

According to the data provided previously by the Central Statistics Office (KSH), the number of international tourists, as well as tourist nights, spent in Hungary more than doubled in July this year, compared to the figures for the same period last year.

The figures revealed that during the same month a total of 493,000 international visitors travelled to Hungary, while over 63 per cent of tourist nights were spent in hotels, or more than double compared to July 2021 figures.


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