Bath Association: Baths in Hungary are in crisis

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2020. 10. 19. 10:25
Hungarian baths are in crisis. Due to the epidemic, the lack of guests has caused at least a 50 percent loss of revenue this year, forcing companies to lay off nearly 5,000 workers nationwide by March 2021, so immediate governmental, sector-saving intervention is needed – Boros László Attila, President of the Hungarian Baths Association said at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday.

He added that more than 76 percent of spas will not be able to survive the crisis on their own until the spring of 2021 because they lived up to their final reserves during the first wave of the pandemic under spring restrictions, so downsizing had to begin this fall. According to their latest representative industry research, compared to October last year, the spas plan to reduce their workforce by 26.3 percent by March 2021, which means the loss of at least 4,700 jobs nationwide, he explained. (MTI)