The most important obstacles to the operation of travel agencies and our proposals to solve them.

Since its foundation in 1974, the Association of Hungarian Travel Agencies (MUISZ) has been operating as an organization for its interest representation and lobbying. The members’ turnover is about 185 billion HUF means the 83% of the total turnover of businesses on the travel agency market. The local travel agents, like our members, are predominantly Hungarian-owned small and micro-enterprises that carry inbound travel, event organizing, outbound travel, tour operating, travel agent and ticket sales activities.

Our proposals are strategically important, which significantly influence the development and results of Hungarian tourism. Their solution requires complex action.

Since its foundation in 1974, the Association of Hungarian Travel Agencies (MUISZ) has been operating as an organization for its interest representation and lobbying. The members’ turnover is about 185 billion HUF means the 83% of the total turnover of businesses on the travel agency market. The local travel agents, like our members, are predominantly Hungarian-owned small and micro-enterprises that carry inbound travel, event organizing, outbound travel, tour operating, travel agent and ticket sales activities.

Our proposals are strategically important, which significantly influence the development and results of Hungarian tourism. Their solution requires complex action.

Proposals to improve competitiveness

  • task sharing between the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTÜ) sales and marketing organizations and the market players,
  • our priority is the modernization of the Local Business Tax Act (HIPA),
  • facilitation of visa issuance to increase the income on inbound travel,
  • for successful MICE activity to establishment of a conference hall and opportunity to use our historic buildings for incentive programmes as well,
  • development of the approach to the Liszt Ferenc International Airport,
  • regulation of the traffic of touring coaches in the capital,
  • Revision and consolidation of the control system on travel agencies,
  • as a key consumer protection issue, the introduction of the mandatory gross pricing by the travel agencies,
  • to regulate the mandatory liability insurance for travel agents,
  • available resources to tender for SMEs,
  • resources to develop online tourism sales tools,