Hungary registered a record year in tourism in 2018, it has been revealed.
According to the Hungarian Tourism Agency, Hungary drew a record number of foreign visitors last year, 650,000 more than in 2017.
According to MTI, the number of tourism nights spent in commercial accommodations in 2018 went up by one million to close to 31 million compared with the previous year.
Domestic tourism increased by 5 percent, which accounts for 6.5 million people making a trip within the country’s boundaries last year.
The number of foreign tourists arriving from the United States, Romania and the Czech Republic, countries among the top ten countries of origin, increased dynamically. Arrivals from China increased by over 10 percent. Tourism and the catering industry accounted for over 10 percent of Hungary’s GDP last year.