45th TRAVEL EXHIBITION
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22-25 February 2024
The most successful Travel Exhibition of recent years has come to an end. More than 30,000 visitors took part in the four-day event and the Budapest Boat Show organized at the same time at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Convention and Exhibition Center.
More than 160 exhibitors from 34 countries took part in the 45th Travel Exhibition, the Caravan Salon and the 31st Budapest Boat Show organized at the same time. 30,000 people bought tickets for the exhibition, significantly more than last year. Almost all of the exhibitors reported much greater visitor interest than before.
This year’s guests of honor were a huge success. Many people were curious about Madagascar’s tourist offer, and BalatonBike365 – Bike all year around Lake Balaton! convinced many of the advantages of domestic bicycle tourism! Both the foreign and domestic guests of honor indicated that they would also like to participate in the next Travel Exhibition.
The focus of the exhibition, which has just ended, was active tourism, and within that, electric cycling. The organizers’ decision is praised by the fact that more than 1,600 people tried out 100 E-Bikes within the framework of the E-Bike Test&Show, on a specially built 3,000 square meter track.
Many people visited the stand of the exhibition’s cultural guest of honor, the Liget Budapest Project, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and got to know the offer of the capital’s constantly being built and renewed attractions.
Many interested people visited the festival island created for the first time, where several domestic festivals (Balaton Sound, Sziget Festival, Gourmet, Művésztek Völgye, Gyerek Sziget, Kerekdomb Festival) also presented themselves.
The exhibitors of the Karaván Salon closed four successful days. Exhibitors participating in the biggest domestic event of motorhomes and motorhomes reported that they made more deals than before, and that they were able to display the “sold” sign on more motorhomes and motorhomes at the event.
The Blogger Corner has been a traditional program of the Travel Exhibition for years now, where well-known domestic travelers talked about their experiences and gave useful tips. This time, the focus was on sustainable travel. Once again, the Travel exhibition hosted the Unpaved Roads Festival, and those interested in exotic countries were welcomed by Africa Expo Budapest, the most important Africa-themed forum in Central and Eastern Europe.
Of the entertainment programs, perhaps the Frenklin Park Teknősotthon Foundation attracted the most interest, and many took part in this year’s raffle.
This year, the professional programs of the event were organized around the theme of sustainability. Almost two hundred people took part in the exchange of ideas entitled “Desires and aspirations for sustainable tourism”, presenting the future of sustainable tourism through domestic and international examples. Zoltán Gál Pál, managing director of Turizmus Kft., which organized the event, said: tourism can be considered sustainable if it not only provides experiences for tourists, but also creates better living conditions for local residents and plays a role in environmental protection.
Dr. The conference “Sustainability in health tourism” organized by health tourism expert Andrea Szegedi dealt with the situation of domestic spas, among others. Zoltán Kántás, the president of the Hungarian Spa Association, said: as a result of the war, energy prices rose by 300-500 percent, many spas were forced to close for longer or shorter periods of time. The head of the professional association missed the previously promised state rescue package, which – as he said – would solve the problems of the majority of domestic spas. At the same time, now that energy prices are decreasing, they are a little more optimistic about the year 2023.