Sándor F. Kovács, the Member of Parliament for the region, emphasized that the family and guest-friendly developments affecting the free beach started in 2019, thanks to the winning tender of the local government.
Imre Ujvári, mayor of Tiszafüred, said that the beach was renewed from the HUF 400 million won in the tender under the Regional and Settlement Development Operational Program (TOP) and with HUF 23 million of support from the Hungarian government. For the establishment of the new Tourinform office, the local government won HUF 20 million from the Hungarian Tourism Agency.
As part of the renovation, a modular pier system was built last summer, as well as a fitness park and multifunctional sports field. A new main building with bathrooms, a first-aid room and staff changing rooms were also added. There is additionally a beach soccer field with a grandstand and sun terrace.
Presently, those with a Tiszafüred city card will be able to enter the family-friendly beach area, which will open on June 4, free of charge.
The Hungarian Tourism Agency launched its beach development program in 2019 with the aim of renewing all open-water beaches in Hungary by 2030 so that they were of a European standard. In the fourth phase of the Kisfaludy beach development construction in 2020, the beaches of six other settlements near Lake Tiszafüred were renewed near Tiszafüred.
The mayor also said that thanks to the TOP funding, a new market hall and a modern health center were established in the city, and a new main square and the largest playground on Lake Tisza were built.
In 2020, 22 Tourinform offices, including those in Tiszafüred, were also successfully implemented, said Anita Molnár, Program Director of the Hungarian Tourism Agency.
Lake Tisza and Tiszafüred — as part of the tourist region of Debrecen — were the third most visited tourist areas in the country in 2020, after Lake Balaton and Mátra-Bükk, accounting for 7 percent of domestic tourist traffic.