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Budapest’s tourist industry in crisis

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

The official overseeing tourism and festivals in the capital warns that many hotels and restaurants will be unable to withstand another six months without tourists in Budapest. READ MORE

Ruin pubs ordered to close at midnight

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

An independent pundit slams the local authorities who have decreed that catering units in Budapest’s famous ‘party district” must close from midnight to 6 o’clock in the morning. READ MORE

Government plans to further boost tourism

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

A pro-government commentator welcomes the Prime Minister’s plan to increase government spending on tourism. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, accuses the government of intending to channel subsidies into the pockets of friends and relatives.  READ MORE

Tourism boosts rents

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

As the number of tourists arriving in Hungary hits record highs and online rental websites become increasingly popular, a columnist calls for stricter tax inspection and better regulation of the privately rented appartments. READ MORE

Budapest, a popular tourist destination

Friday, December 6th, 2013

While Hungary has had a fairly bad press abroad for political reasons over the past years, Budapest has gradually gained a positive international image as a friendly and welcoming city. READ MORE