Spa Town Gyula Launches 'We're Open' Campaign

Tourism

The spa town of Gyula (194 km southeast of Budapest) has launched a marketing campaign designed to inform potential visitors that local attractions and accommodations will remain open in spite of the energy crisis, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Aliz Komoróczki, who heads Gyula Tourism Nonprofit, which is coordinating the "Gyula's open!" campaign, told MTI that city leaders had agreed with attraction heads and hotel and catering business owners early on in the energy crisis that the town's Castle Baths and Almásy Castle would continue to operate, along with the biggest hotels and restaurants, through the winter.

She noted that the bath is heated with thermal water and the castle with geothermal energy.

Around 146,000 visitors spent over 418,000 guest nights at commercial accommodations in Gyula in January-August, she said, citing figures from the National Tourism Data Service Center (NTAK). Turnover is still 7% under pre-pandemic levels, she added.

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