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Most Pop­u­lar Tourist Des­ti­na­tion in the World: Budapest

Accord­ing to the data of online trav­el agency kiwi​.com, the Hun­gar­i­an cap­i­tal is in first place in terms of book­ing num­bers for the peri­od between Novem­ber 2021 and Feb­ru­ary 2022, even over­tak­ing Lon­don, which for years has been the most pop­u­lar destination.

This arti­cle was orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished on our sis­ter-site, Ungarn Heute. Trans­la­tion by Júlia Tar

Lon­don, Paris, Vien­na, and Berlin, in par­tic­u­lar, are pop­u­lar for short city vis­its, but this fall the Hun­gar­i­an cap­i­tal has far over­tak­en these cities, with Paris only man­ag­ing to take eighth place, and the Ger­man cap­i­tal being pushed out of the top 10 list.

Accord­ing to data from online trav­el site kiwi​.com, most book­ings were made for Budapest between Novem­ber 1, 2021, and Feb­ru­ary 28, 2022.

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The recov­ery of the cap­i­tal city of Budapest is much slow­er than in the coun­try­side, as almost 95 per­cent of the cap­i­tal’s vis­i­tors are usu­al­ly foreigners.

The great­est inter­est for Budapest comes from Rus­sia and the Unit­ed King­dom, and the length of stay is 1 – 3 days. Two-thirds of vis­i­tors are less than 40 years old and 46 per­cent trav­el alone.

Top 10 cities with the most bookings:

  1. Budapest
  2. Lon­don
  3. Vien­na
  4. Milan
  5. Istan­bul
  6. Rome
  7. Kiev
  8. Paris
  9. Lis­bon
  10. Barcelona

Source: hun​gary​to​day​.hu