Number of guest nights up 62% in October

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The number of guest nights at commercial accommodation in Hungary rose 62% year-on-year to 2.8 million in October, Zoltán Guller, the head of the Hungarian Tourism Agency, said in a podcast, according to origo.hu.

Guller noted the number of guest nights was still 15% under that in the same month of 2019, before the pandemic.

He said 1.1 million guests stayed at commercial accommodations in Hungary in October, including 740,000 domestic visitors and 340,000 foreign travelers.

The number of guest nights spent by domestic visitors rose 16% from October 2020 and was also over the pre-pandemic level, he added.

About half of the guests stayed at hotels in October, while almost 30% stayed in privately-owned accommodation.

The occupancy rate at four-star hotels was the highest during the month, at 54%. The area around Lake Balaton remained the most popular tourist destination in October, registering 430,000 guest nights.

The Mátra Hills in the country's northeast was runner-up, with 240 ,000 guest nights, followed by Budapest and environs.

The combined revenue of commercial accommodation rose 92% to more than HUF 40 billion.

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