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.
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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.
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