Lonely Planet Writer

Hungary is Europe's fastest growing tourist destination

Hungary was Europe’s fastest-growing tourist destination in 2015, according to a report released by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in December.

Szechenyi baths, Budapest.
Szechenyi baths, Budapest. Image by karaian / CC BY 2.0

In the first three quarters of 2015 Hungary had a 19.1% increase in the number of foreign tourist arrivals, compared with only 5.1% in Europe as a whole. The central European country recorded 11 million foreign visits in the period from January to September last year. Read more: hungarytoday.hu