Bookings climb over long holiday weekend
Guests booked 386,000 nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary over the four-day weekend for the March 15 national holiday, a seven-fold increase from the same period a year earlier, the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTÜ) said on Friday, according to a report by news agency MTI.
Domestic travelers accounted for 78% of bookings, visiting popular destinations around Lake Balaton, in the Mátra and Bükk hills in the northeast of the country, and the capital.
In the capital, foreigners made up 70% of guests and booked 83,000 nights.
Around 59% of bookings were at hotels, 27% were at privately-owned accommodations and 8% were at bed-and-breakfasts.
Commercial accommodations generated HUF 6 billion of revenue over the long weekend, with domestic travelers accounting for 69% of the total.
Catering establishments had a revenue of HUF 10.2 bln revenue over the first three days of the long weekend.
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