KSH: Guest nights up 3.8%
Guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary saw a year-on-year rise of 3.8%, reaching 2,247,000, with guest nights spent by foreign visitors increasing 1.9% to 1,221,000, while guest nights by domestic travelers were up 6.1% at 1,026,000, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) reported today.
(Photo: Jessica Fejos)
Regarding source countries, the number of nights spent by tourists from Austria, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany grew by 19%, 11%, 2.0% and 1.1% respectively, the number of nights spent by tourists from the Czech Republic stagnated, while tourists from Russia spent 22% less nights in Hungary, KSH said.
Data from KSH reveal that room occupancy in hotels rose by an average 0.9 percentage points, from 56.2%. The total gross revenue of accommodation establishments was HUF 33 bln, 5.5% more than a year earlier. Within this, accommodation fee revenues, growing by 7.4%, amounted to HUF 20 bln, while catering sales – showing stagnation – reached HUF 7 bln, and other revenues increased by 5.8%, to HUF 7 bln.
Based on information provided by operating accommodation establishments, 2,063 units accepted the Széchenyi Recreation Card, and card holders spent 6.6% more (HUF 1 bln), with 788 million using this payment option.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.