The subsidy for lost bookings may now be claimed
From now, accommodation providers may claim back 80% of their loss of income from bookings between 11 November and 10 December. Those entitled may claim the subsidy by filling in an electronic form on the National Tourism Data Supply Centre (NTDSC) interface, which the Hungarian Tourism Agency will grant before the end of this year.
The demand for state subsidies for cancelled bookings has arisen
In its decree on certain economic measures during the period of emergency, the Government has decided on providing partial compensation for loss of income by accommodation service providers resulting from cancelled bookings. The form for claiming state subsidy will become available online on the National Tourism Data Supply Centre’s website on 26 November 2020, on which entitled accommodation service providers may claim compensation for part of their loss of income.
HTA BUSINESS TOURISM TREND REPORT: Budapest, Hajdúszoboszló and Eger were the most popular destinations in October 2020
As the National Tourism Data Supply Centre (NTDSC) operated by the Hungarian Tourism Agency (HTA) receives statistical data on a daily basis not only from commercial accommodation providers, but also from the entire service sector including other and private accommodation, the NTDSC data can be used to provide a much more detailed picture of a given month, but also of shorter periods emphasised by the tourism branch.