Hungary as a destination 1960-1984

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This study examines the effects of macrostructural determinants on the choice of Hungary as a destination during the 1960-1984 period. It uses annual international tourist arrival and tourist-night data. General exit visa restrictions make a strong negative impact, while administrative constraints on travel to the West by some socialist states increase the likelihood of travel to Hungary. The analysis confirms that the home country's world-system position and military-political bloc affiliation simultaneously affect the direction of tourist flows. It also indicates that "behind" contemporary effects, there exists a layer of essentially invariant regional-historical flow patterns: East-Central European origins increase the propensity to participate in international tourism in Hungary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-35
Number of pages17
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


  • Hungary
  • determinants of destination choice
  • macrostructural effects
  • regression analysis

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