According to the CEO of the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTU), all tourist accommodations in Hungary are rated from one to five stars according to uniform criteria. said on Saturday with a draft law that will be submitted to parliament.

The aim is to ensure that guests receive reliable quality, whether they are staying in a hotel or in private accommodation, said Zoltán Guller.

The new rating system, which operates in more than ten countries, is due to be introduced from January 2022. The cost of the evaluation will be borne by the tourism agency until 2024.

The change, which lawmakers are due to vote on next week, requires online data reporting from accommodation providers as well as restaurants and tourism attraction providers, Guller said.

He intends to manage tourism and hospitality based on data rather than intuition, following the example of Western European and American multinationals, he added.

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Guller also noted that based on the current workload, a bigger rebound can be expected this year than last summer.

Guller said the vaccination card will continue to play a key role in the sector, adding that Hungary will likely be vaccinated 6 million people by the summer to help them regain their former freedom.

Selected photo illustration by Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI