KSH: Guest nights up 6% year-on-year in January

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The number of guest nights spent at international and domestic tourist accommodations was up 5.8% and 6.1% respectively, while the number of tourism nights spent at accommodation establishments in Hungary increased by 6% overall according to a first release of data published by Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH) today.

According to KSH, the gross revenues of accommodation establishments at current prices increased by 3.8% in January as compared to the same period of the previous year, while international tourist arrivals where up 7.9% and international tourism nights by 5.8%. Southern Transdanubia was the only tourism region in Hungary where the number of international tourism nights dropped.

Tourism nights spent in Hungary by visitors from Austria and Romania increased the most – both by 16% – and demand rose by 5% and 4.7%, respectively from Italy and the United Kingdom. Conversely, the number of tourism nights spent by visitors from Germany and Russia fell by 6.3% and 15% respectively, according to KSH.

Occupancy at local hotels rose by 0.9 of a percentage point to 39.1% and the total gross revenue of accommodation establishments increased by 3.8% to HUF 22 billion.

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