KSH: Hungary guest nights up 12.5% in December

Tourism

The number of guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary saw a year-on-year rise of 12.5%, reaching 1,463,000 in December and accelerating by 3.3% as compared to the previous month, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) reported today.

The number of guest nights spent by foreign visitors rose by a y.o.y. 14.9% to 743,000, while the number spent by Hungarian guests increased by a y.o.y. 10.1% to 720,000. Total revenue from commercial accommodations rose by 16.7% to HUF 24.6 bln, gross revenue from room fees came to HUF 13 bln, while catering revenue reached HUF 6.3 bln.

Germans spent the most guest nights in Hungary (69,071), Italian visitors came second (63,735) followed by U.K. visitors (59,279). The number of Russian tourists dropped by more than one-fifth.

The gross average room rate at hotels was HUF 17,131 per night, gross room revenue per available room was HUF 7,574, while total gross revenue per available room was HUF 14,147. The occupancy rate at hotels was 44.2% during the month.

Considering the whole year, the number of guest nights rose by a year-on-year 5.4% to 24,199,000. Foreign guest nights rose by a y.o.y. 2.7% to 12,303,000, while domestic guest nights climbed 8.3% to 11,896,000. 

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