Shopping tourism in Eastern Europe has grown enormously since the 1970s, and the geopolitical changes that occurred in the late 1980s and early 90s had a major bearing on its development. Within the context of shopping tourism, this paper examines cross-border shopping trends in Hungary, which is one of the most prominent shopping destinations in the former communist bloc. After a description. of the phenomenon and its magnitude in Hungary, spatial patterns in the borderlands are considered and the probable impacts of Hungary's future admission into the European Union are explained.
Michalko, Gabor and Timothy, Dallen J.
"Cross-border Shopping in Hungary: Causes and Effects,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 20
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol20/iss1/2