Tourism agency: UNWTO includes Tokaj in Best Tourism Villages 2023 list
This is the first time that a Hungarian village has appeared on the annual list, the statement said.
Tokaj, which celebrates the 950th anniversary of its founding this year, competed with 260 villages on five continents for the title, the agency said.
The renowned international prize is a recognition of refurbishments already completed in the village, and will encourage further tourism developments which aim to make the world heritage wine region one of the most popular destinations in Hungary, it added.
The initiative launched by UNWTO in 2021 recognises rural destinations where tourism preserves cultures and traditions, celebrates diversity, provides opportunities and safeguards biodiversity.