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Czech travel agents visit northern Hungary

Thirty-five members of the Alliance of Czech Travel Agencies visited northern Hungary last week, state tourism agency Magyar Turizmus announced.

The travel agents also attended a meeting in Eger (NE Hungary) at which Hungarian tourism businesses held presentations regarding their services.

The number of guest nights by Czech guests in Hungary has been increasing continually since 2004. According to preliminary figures of Hungary's Statistical Office (KSH), 145,983 Czech guests spent 428,609 nights in Hungary in 2010, up 7.5% and 10.6%, respectively, from 2009. The Czech Republic currently sends the fifth-largest number of tourists to Hungary, and is the fourth in northern Hungary.