2 mln people took train to Balaton this summer

Tourism

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Over 2 million people traveled by train to Lake Balaton this summer, wrote Parliamentary and Strategic State Secretary Tamás Schanda, of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, on his Facebook page. 

The state secretary emphasized that a successful season had ended last weekend on the shores of Lake Balaton, which was the strongest high season in the last decade.

Overall, 11% more people traveled to Lake Balaton by train than in the last summer before the epidemic. Schanda also emphasized that there was already a great desire to travel in the pre-season, as some 262,000 people were drawn to the lake.

Approximately the same number of people traveled to the south coast in the high season compared to 2019, but there was an increase of about 10% on the north coast. The mood to travel did not wane in the off-season either, with about 32% more people traveling than before the pandemic.

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