The Court of Registration registered Turizmus Idegenforgalmi Kiadói Propaganda és Kereskedelmi Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaságot (head office: 1074 Budapest, Munkás u 9., company registration No.: 01-09-262276) in 1993.
However, this date was just a later stage in the history of the editorial office, which began producing the trade magazine Turizmus (earlier titled Idegenforgalom) from 1980.
The editorial office that, over more than 30 years, traced first the hotel and travel office boom of the 1980s, then later, after the change of regime, the wave of privatization and largely welcome development of the Hungarian tourism sector, has operated as an independent legal entity for 20 years.
Thus the editorial office functioning as a publishing enterprise is the only concern in Hungary dedicated exclusively to the tourism sector.
Over the past two decades Turizmus Kft. has grown from being the only publisher of a monthly trade magazine into an enterprise offering an integrated range of services. Today, the publishing activities of the company can be split into three main areas:
- tourism professional communication (Turizmus Panoráma – monthly magazine, turizmus.com – professional portal, Turizmus Panoráma Bulletin – daily trade newsletter, TOP 50 – publication of the most influential people in tourism),
- corporate tourism communication (Business Traveller Hungary – trade magazine, businesstraveller.hu – professional portal, Business Traveller Hírlevél – weekly corporate traveller newsletter, Nyakkendőtől Borravalóig – manual of business etiquette for people doing business abroad)
- communication serving domestic and foreign guests (Official Budapest City Map – quarterly Budapest tourism map, budapestpanorama.com – capital’s online programme guide in Hungarian and English)
In addition to the above, the editorial office also deals with the organization of professional events (Tourism Sector Season Opening Awards Gala, Utazás exhibition tourism trade conference, Business Excellence corporate market awards ceremony, reception on International Civil Aviation Day etc.).
The editing of the only weekly broadcast dealing with business issues in the tourism sector and aired by Gazdasági Radio is similarly associated with Turizmus Kft.
Over and above all these activities, Turizmus Kft. supplies PR and communications services to numerous national tourism offices, as well as domestic and foreign tourism service providers.
If we try to formulate in just a few words the company’s activities, then perhaps we could say that Turizmus Kft. is the central news source of the tourism sector.