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Oct 17, 2018

PM Orbán: Hungary’s tourism industry is one of the country’s most successful economic sectors because it’s the safest in Europe

Hungary's security program has assured the safety of Hungarians and those visting the country who can roam freely without fear of terrost attack or high crime rates

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has revealed that Hungary’s tourism industry has become one of the country’s most successful economic sectors because it’s the safest in Europe.

Hungary's security program has assured the safety of Hungarians and those visting the country who can roam freely without fear of terrost attack or high crime rates.

During the Tourism Summit 2018 conference in Budapest on Tuesday, the prime minister said tourism contributes a little more than 10 percent of GDP, with 400,000 people working in the sector.

In 2017, figures show the sector produced one of the best years on record, and this year promises similar or even better results.

The prime minister said that Hungary has become a strong country, with potentials exceeding its size. Thanks to young, internationally successful entrepreneurs, Hungary is now appreciated worldwide.

He concluded that successful entrepreneurs in the tourism sector are the definition of patriots, because making a living in tourism is in itself a patriotic act, he said.