120,000 Guest Nights Expected From World Athletics Championship

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The 2023 World Athletics Championships are expected to generate "at least" 120,000 guest nights in August, Balázs Németh, the CEO of organizer Budapest 2023 Nonprofit, said at a tourism industry event organized by Turizmus Kft.

The worlds, which Budapest is hosting on August 19-27, will draw a minimum of 30,000 foreign visitors to commercial accommodation, Németh said.

He added that official participants would spend another 100,000 guest nights in the capital. More than 100,000 tickets and passes have been sold to residents of 68 countries so far, he said.

Construction of the National Athletics Center, the main venue for the 2023 worlds, is "progressing on schedule" and will be finished in April, Németh added.

The World Athletics Championships is the third-largest global sporting event.

Over 2,000 athletes from more than 200 countries will participate in the contest, followed by a worldwide audience of more than one billion people.

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