The number of inbound tourists arriving to Hungary (including same-day excursionists) increased steadily until 2019, when it reached over 61 million. In the same year, 16.9 million international tourist arrivals staying for at least one night were recorded. However, as a consequence of the travel restrictions introduced because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the number of inbound tourist trips decreased to 32 million in 2020.
Budapest and Central Danube, the Lake Balaton, and Western Transdanubia are Hungary’s most popular tourist regions, attracting millions of travelers each year who visit numerous thermal spas, wine regions, and enjoy the national cuisine. Even though the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had a negative impact on the travel and tourism sector, Hungary’s revenue from travel and tourism is expected to reach 1,068 million U.S. dollars in 2022.