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Foreign visitors took more trips to Hungary in Q4 2019

Tourism

Foreign visitors took more trips to Hungary and spent more in the fourth quarter of 2019 than in the same period a year earlier, state news wire MTI reports, citing a summary of data by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

Foreign visitors took 12.8 million trips to Hungary in the fourth quarter, 3.8% more than a year earlier. The number of day-trips rose 5.6% and the number of longer visits edged down 0.4%. 

Most day-trippers came from Romania, Slovakia, and Austria.

Foreign visitors to Hungary spent a combined 28.5 million days in the fourth quarter, down 0.3% from a year earlier. 

Spending by foreign visitors rose 5.3% to HUF 511 billion in current prices during the period. Austrian tourists spent the most, at HUF 59 bln, down 2.9% from a year earlier. Foreign travelers spent an average of HUF 17,900 a day per person. 

In 2019, foreign visitors took 61 million trips to Hungary, 6.5% more than in 2018. They spent a total of 138m days in the country, up 6.4% from a year earlier. Spending by foreign tourists came to HUF 2.310 trillion, with day-trippers spending HUF 602 bln, or just over one-quarter of this amount.

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