Wonderful area of Hungary: County Nógrád


  • Beatrix Lenkovics Budapest Business School, College of Commerce
  • Adrienn Töttösi International Institute of Nutrition Research
  • Zsuzsanna Lelovics International Institute of Nutrition Research
  • Tibor Farkas Szent István University, Faculty of Economics and Social Scienes


The share of rural tourism, tourism in Europe is still insignificant, but there the interest is increasing. More people realize that after overwork everyday a metropolis or the beach are not necessarily suitable for recreation, because there are contaminated and crowded. If we look at the other side, difficult to make a decision the villages, which start to organize, that enhance the profitability of rural tourism. Tourism as a source of income has some contradiction; one of these is the seasonality. The earning potential run to few months, this fact is so stimulates, therefore the host men meet the real and putative needs of guests. A few-day event to move large masses, make known the name of the town with this has a positive impact on attendance at the rest of the year, too. The nearly fifty towns, where Palóc people lives, located at the foot of the North Hungarian Mountains. The popularity of the still living traditions encourages the residents to preservation and care of tradition. We see countless examples of this in Nógrád County, these are among others, Hollókő, Kazár, Bánk, Mihálygerge. Strengthening the tourism may boost the economy of the county, as seen in other regions, subregions, and counties of the country. The support of local governments and entrepreneurs is essential. Nógrád, although the country’s second smallest county in size, yet is full of amazing natural formations, historic monuments, and attractive events for visitors. We intended to demonstrate the positives and negatives of rural tourism. We used the example of Nógrád County. Keywords: rural tourism, festival, Nógrád County




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Wonderful area of Hungary: County Nógrád. (2011). REGIONAL AND BUSINESS STUDIES, 3(2 Suppl.), 67-73. https://journal.uni-mate.hu/index.php/rbs/article/view/545