Domestic tourism nights up 51% y.o.y. in June

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Domestic tourism nights spent in commercial accommodation establishments in Hungary in June rose by 51% year-on-year according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

KSH attributed the growth in tourism nights to the loosening of coronavirus-related restrictions.

Some 444,000 domestic guests (up 42% y.o.y.) spent 1.107 million tourism nights in Hungary. Some 66% of nights were spent in hotels, where the increase was more than 50%. Nights spent in boarding houses were up by 18% and in camping sites by 27%. Tourism nights in community hostels almost doubled compared to June last year. Lake Balaton was the most popular tourist region, with a third of domestic tourism nights. Domestic guests spent 83% of all tourism nights.

Foreign arrivals increased by 86% and tourism nights by 99% compared to June 2020. The 84,000 guests who arrived at accommodation establishments spent 222,000 tourism nights. Hotels accounted for a large share of guests, with nights spent there nearly two-and-a-half times higher than in June 2020. Budapest saw the largest increase (more than six times).

Total gross sales revenues at current prices increased by 85% y.o.y. to HUF 24.9 billion.

In June, some 2,296 commercial accommodation establishments, including 756 hotels and 878 boarding houses were open for part or all of the month.

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