Introduction – What is the National Tourism Data Supply Centre?

The National Tourism Data Supply Centre (NTAK) is a new digital data supply system that presents the traffic and statistical data of all types of accommodation in the country real time: the number of adult and child guests, their place of origin, the time they spent in Hungary, the services used by them and the amount spent by Hungarian and foreign guests.

NTAK supports tourism development, the digitisation of the sector is inevitable for enhancing the competitiveness of tourism.

The variable, often paper-based data supply practice no longer satisfies the challenges of our times when fast response is required. The employees of the sector and those working on the development of the sector can rely effectively only on full and up-to-date information.

With the introduction of the new system, each accommodation facility will be able to fulfil their data registration obligation required in relation to guest registration digitally, by using a hotel management software. NTAK will receive data from the accommodation providers through a direct connection. Those data will be stored and processed, aggregated and structured reports and analyses will be prepared from them and they will be sent to the data supply actors of the sector and to the authorities specified by law.

The operation of NTAK is defined in Act XCVII of 2018 on the amendment of Act CLVI of 2016 on the State’s Responsibilities Regarding the Development of Tourism Regions and related acts, and Government Decree 237/2018 (10 December) on the implementation of Act CLVI of 2016 on the State’s Responsibilities Regarding the Development of Tourism Regions.

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