Athletics Worlds Draws Over 170,000 Guests to Budapest
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More than 170,000 visitors spent 460,000 guest nights at tourism accommodations in Budapest when the capital hosted the 2023 World Athletics Championships on August 19-27, the Hungarian Tourism Agency said on Thursday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
Around 71% of guest nights were spent at four- and five-star hotels, the agency said, citing figures from the National Tourism Data Service Center (NTAK). Private accommodations accounted for 34% of guest nights, it added.
Revenue of tourism accommodations more than doubled from the same period a year earlier.
Foreign visitors accounted for 85% of guest nights in the capital during the contest. Those visitors came from around 200 countries, but Brits and Germans each accounted for around 9pc of the total number of guest nights spent by foreigners, while Italians made up 8%. Visitors from the United States, Israel, Spain, Poland, and France also showed up "in large numbers", the agency said.
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