The popular Hungarian tourism portal “szallas.hu” organized its annual “Hotel and Tourism Excellence of the Year Competition and Awards Gala“. Debrecen was voted City of the Year by the guests and the professional jury of the event.
In addition to the Hotel of the Year, Tourist Attraction of the Year, Tourism Role Model of the Year, and City of the Year awards were presented in different categories at the gala, held at the Bálna shopping, cultural, entertainment, and hospitality center in Budapest. In the latter category, the final ranking was based on the feedback of the website’s users, in addition to the jury’s opinion.
This year, the three winners were chosen from a field of 500 municipalities, with Debrecen coming first, ahead of Szeged and Zalakaros. Deputy Mayor of Debrecen Diána Széles accepted the award, saying that it was thanks to the efforts of many that Debrecen had won this prize.
“All the tourism service providers in our city contributed to this great success with their professional and conscientious work in their respective fields, and the VisitDebrecen team with their creative ideas and their work in coordinating the city’s tourism image. I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in this, as the guest reviews show that they are doing their job to a high standard, further enhancing the reputation of our city,” she concluded.