Number of Tourism Nights Down 0.4% y.o.y. in February

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The number of tourism nights spent in Hungary fell by about 0.4% in February 2023 compared to the same month of the previous year, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

Compared to February 2022, the number of domestic tourist arrivals fell by 11% and that of tourism nights by 13%. The former was 305,000  and the latter 694,000. Some 77% of the nights were spent at hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 11% lower than a year earlier. Turnover was down 17% in boarding houses and 19% in community hostels compared with February 2022. The two most popular tourist regions, the Budapest–Central Danube Region and Lake Balaton, recorded 27% and 17% of domestic tourism nights respectively.

On the other hand, international tourist arrivals increased by 16% and tourism nights by 17% compared to February 2022. A total of 247,000 guests stayed in accommodation establishments for 686,000 nights. Some 83% of these nights were spent in hotels, where the number of nights spent was 17% higher than a year earlier. The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 65% of international tourism nights were registered.

Total gross sales revenues in the month amounted to nearly HUF 30 billion, 42% higher year-on-year at current prices.

Cardholders paid 7.6% more, HUF 1.7 bln, with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards in commercial accommodations.

Some 1,873 commercial accommodation establishments, including 778 hotels and 847 boarding houses, were open for part or all of the month.

Total nights spent were split 50-50% between domestic and foreign guests.

Jan-Feb Tourism Nights up 8.5% y.o.y.

In January-February 2023, commercial accommodation establishments recorded a total of 2.8 million tourism nights, some 8.5% more than in the first two months of 2022.

Domestic guests spent 4.4% fewer tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments and foreign guests 26% more (1.4 million tourism nights each).

The total gross revenue of commercial accommodation establishments at current prices increased by 51% to nearly HUF 62 bln.

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