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Guest nights up 12% in February

Tourism

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The number of guest nights spent by international and domestic tourists was up by 13% and 11% respectively in February as compared to a year earlier, while the gross revenue of accommodation establishments increased by 11% to HUF 21 billion, according to a first release of data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) today.

According to KSH, the number of international tourism nights amounted to 671,000 and was up in all nine of the tourism regions in Hungary.

Tourism nights spent by visitors from Germany, the United Kingdom and Austria increased by 5.4%, 9.6% and 10%, while tourism nights grew by 4.1% for visitors from Italy, by 6.3% for visitors from Russia and by 20% for visitors from Czech Republic and Romania, according to KSH.

Room occupancy in hotels was up 2.5 percentage points, reaching 44.7%, while the number of units operating in Hungary was up 1.6% and bed places grew by 3.4% year-on-year in February, KSH added.

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