Over 400,000 reservations made for Easter holiday

Tourism

More than 400,000 reservations have been made at commercial accommodations in Hungary for the long Easter weekend, the head of the Hungarian Tourism Agency said in a podcast published on Monday, state news wire MTI reports.

Zoltán Guller said reservations by both domestic and foreign guests are on the rise. The most popular destinations remain the capital and Lake Balaton, he added.

Guest nights are set to reach 36 million-37 million this year, as the number of reservations climbs "at least 20%", in spite of the war in Ukraine, he said. 

Guller said catering turnover came close to HUF 280 billion in January-March, doubling from the same period a year earlier.

He predicted that Hungary could get its first Michelin-starred restaurant outside of the capital this year, giving new impetus to the catering industry.

There are 20 Hungarian restaurants in the Michelin Guide at present.

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