Ctrip and Hungarian Tourism Agency Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement
On November 28, Chinese Premier Li Ke Qiang and his counterpart Hungarian Prime Minister Orban Viktor oversaw the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between Ctrip and the Hungarian Tourism Agency. Mr. Victor Tseng, vice president of Ctrip’s Corporate Affairs signed the agreement alongside the CEO of the Hungarian Tourism Agency, Mr. Zoltan Guller.
This signed agreement between Ctrip and the Hungarian Tourism Agency is another milestone in both the development of tourism and trade between China and Hungary and the long-term cooperation between China and the CEEC. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Hungary to attend the 6th China-CEEC Summit and to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the 16+1 cooperation. Hungary was the first European country to sign a MOU relating to China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative. Chinese Premier Li Ke Qiang and Hungarian Prime Minister Orban Viktor overseeing the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between Ctrip and the Hungarian Tourism Agency.
Eastern Europe and Hungary are rapidly becoming popular destination hotspots for Chinese travelers. According to Ctrip’s November Statistics, Hungary enjoyed a 40 percent hike in growth year on year from visits made by Chinese tourists. They spent an average of more than 9000 RMB per person in-country. Ctrip’s 2017 October Golden Week Travel Report noted a 95 percent increase in visits to Hungary year on year.
Ctrip’s vice president of Corporate Affairs , Victor Tseng said, “Chinese travellers are increasingly discovering Hungary as a top-tier vacation destination. We look forward to working closely with the Hungarian Tourism Agency to continue to promote Hungary through Ctrip’s leading online travel platform.” Mr Tseng noted that the rapid growth of Chinese tourism presents broad prospects for development, and under the framework of the “OBOR’ Initiatives and the “16+1 Cooperation”, Ctrip continues to strengthen cooperation with all CEEC partners.
(Photographer: Balàzs Szecsődi)