Foreign Visitors Generate 1/4 of Balaton Tourism Turnover
Foreign visitors account for a little more than one-fourth of guest nights at destinations around Lake Balaton this summer, the Hungarian Tourism Agency said on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
The foreign visitors, mainly from German-speaking countries and the Visegrad Group, have generated close to one-third of tourism accommodations revenue on Lake Balaton.
By midseason, almost 180,000 foreign visitors spent close to 650,000 guest nights on the shores of the "Hungarian sea".
Total summer guest nights registered at Lake Balaton reached 2.4 million by mid-July.
Another 1.1 million guest nights have been booked around Lake Balaton for the rest of the summer, including 31% by foreign guests. Those bookings show the most popular destinations for foreigners are Siófok, on the southern shore, and the spa town of Hévíz.
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