Spas in crisis
Over 76 percent of Hungarian spas won’t survive the crisis by the spring of next year from their own resources, having used all their reserves during the first wave of the epidemic, Attila Laszlo said.
A fresh survey shows that spas will lay off 26.3 percent of staff, or 4,700 people, between October 2019 and March 2021, he added.
Three-quarters of the spas have been forced to employ people part-time instead of full-time, he said. The association wants the government to establish a 35 billion forint (EUR 98m) non-fundable liquidity fund for the sector to partially compensate for lost revenues and to preserve jobs, he added.