K-Monitor is happy to announce that our NER Hotel database is now available in English, too. NER Hotel is a map-based website that aims to make the Hungarian tourism sector more transparent by uncovering the real owners of restaurants, hotels, and other leisure establishments. It is designed to help people spend their money more consciously when they visit the country. Find out, if the hotel you have chosen for a long weekend or the bar you have planned to visit for a night out has any political connections!
One of the key features of the website is its interactive map, which allows users to easily locate and learn more about different tourism businesses in Hungary. By clicking on a specific venue, users can access detailed information about the establishment, including its ownership structure and any potential connections to political figures or other influential individuals. This information can help tourists make more informed decisions about where to stay and eat while visiting Hungary.
Hungarian public life has been characterized by the goal of the political elite to create an entrepreneurial class intertwined with it. The businesses that benefit from this process have also become unavoidable in the tourism sector: hundreds of hotels and restaurants have been acquired by politically connected individuals across the country. Citizen control over systemic patronage has been reduced, but as customers, we still have the opportunity to vote with our wallets against the further expansion of the politically backed entrepreneurial class.
The release of nerhotel.hu is a step towards increasing transparency in the Hungarian tourism sector. By providing accurate and easily accessible information about the ownership of hotels and restaurants, the website empowers tourists to make more conscious decisions about where to spend their money. The website also raises awareness about the potential for corruption in the tourism industry and encourages businesses to be more transparent with their customers.
Donate the price of a delicious Balaton-style hake (~6 EUR) and support the initiative!
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