Country: Hungary



The Hungarian National Tourist Office (HNTO) is the national marketing organization of tourism which has a single shareholder, the Prime Minister's Office. The HNTO was set up as a legal successor of the National Tourist Office (Országos Idegenforgalmi Hivatal, OIH) on March 1, 1994 under the name Hungarian Tourism Service (Magyar Turisztikai Szolgálat). The name was modified to Hungarian National Tourist Office on January 1, 1996. The main objective of the Hungarian National Tourist Office is promoting Hungary's tourism attractions and services and thereby contributing to the development of domestic and international tourism. Tourism helps to create jobs in the Hungarian economy, contributes to the development of the GDP and influences favourably the current account of the balance of payments.