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44th Travel Fair – May, 6-9. 2021 @ Budapest

A lot of water will be flowing down the River of Danube in the region of Hungary and of course also at many other rivers around the World, yet with hope next year’s Travel Fair in Budapest will receive the traveling folks and welcomed by the Hungexpo Ltd. at its venue again.

Upon information of Hungexpo Ltd., to its exhibitors and visitors that due to the provisions related to the pandemic situation caused by the COVID-19 virus, the date of Hungary’s tourism fair – travel fair dates will be changed to

Travel Fair  – May, 6 – 9 2021 – Hungexpo – Budapest

The 2021’s Travel Fair will play a key role in relaunching tourism, revitalizing the industry, developing new business relations and promoting destinations. As Hungary’s  main and largest tourism fair. Travel strives for the success of the industry and aims to safely meet exhibitor and visitor demands at the highest possible level.

Travel Fair jointly with the Caravan Salon was a meeting place for the professionals and annual celebration for travelers in 2020, for whom the most important thing was to establish personal contact with exhibitors, learn about domestic and foreign offers, and find discounted offers.

Travel Fair venue has been also the home in 2020 by returning of the 9th Africa Expo Budapest, which is still the first and only, exclusive, four-day international thematic forum focusing on Africa.

Due to the changed date of the exhibition, Budapest Boat Show and Caravan Salon will await the visitors

  March, 18 -21. 2021.

The largest professional event of the tourism sector in Hungary for decades, which will be organizing for the 44th time. The Hungexpo Ltd., should wish to inform their partners, the exhibitors and visitors that at the event will be able to meet and do business in Hungexpo’s renewed pavilions in 2021.

A Little Throwback to this year’s Travel Fair …

The 43rd Travel Fair and the concurrently hosted 29th Budapest Boat Show were concluded with a modest level of interest compared to the events of the recent years. The global coronavirus situation and the accompanying media coverage had an impact on the exhibition, which was nevertheless attended by tens of thousands of people at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center, where over 250 exhibitors from 40 countries presented their destinations, services and products.

“Due to the coronavirus, the directory of Hungexpo and the exhibition organizers continuously conferred with the exhibitors and authorities and finally decided on hosting the event, explained Gábor Ganczer – CEO of Hungexpo Zrt. at the opening ceremony. A range of precautionary measures were introduced for the safety of visitors, which allowed hosting Hungary’s primary tourism exhibition.

Gergely Karácsony – Mayor of Budapest  highlighted that Q.: “Travelling is the best investment as it enriches everyone and travelling opens us up to the world and offers many opportunities for learning.” Also said Budapest is both the home of the local citizens and the country’s capital city and it’s important to find a balance between these two qualities.  In many cities, the appearance of masses of travellers has become intolerable for the residents, which must be managed. The competition is intensifying in the tourism market and quality can represent a competitive advantage, added the mayor.

Gábor Minczér – Mayor of the city of Eger – the exhibition’s domestic guest of honour – explained how the settlement plays a definitive role in Hungarian tourism. Its rate of visitors has continuously grown over the last five years, with a 71% increase in guest night compared to 2013, approaching the ideal level of 700 thousand nights in 2019. Last year, the Heves County seat was voted the Tourist Settlement of the Year in the competition announced by the number one domestic accommodation booking website.

Massimo Rustico – Ambassador of Italy to Budapest was thankful that his country was chosen this year as the exhibition’s foreign guest of honour. He expressed his regret over the way the coronavirus has overshadowed the wonderful image of the Italy. The ambassador explained how the country is actively fighting against the spread of the disease and was hopeful that international cooperation and science will help to rapidly overcome the crisis. Italy is one of the oldest of destinations with an increasing number of visitors – last year, over 90 million tourists generated a revenue of over 40 billion euros in the country.

Péter Princzinger – President of the Hungarian Tourism Association Foundation dubbed the event the “fundamental institution” of the tourism profession.”

Update: Aggie Reiter