Number of Tourism Nights Grew by 15% y.o.y. in July

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The number of tourism nights rose by 15% year-on-year in July 2022, with a sharp increase in nights spent in Hungary by international guests, according to data by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

The number of domestic tourist arrivals fell by 8.9% and that of tourism nights by 10%. The former was 827,000 and the latter 2.4 million. Approximately 58% of the nights were spent at hotels, their number declining by 8.9% compared to a year earlier. Domestic guests accounted for about 63% of tourism nights.

Turnover in boarding houses and community hostels decreased by 19% and 3.1% respectively compared to July last year.

The most popular tourist regions were Lake Balaton and the Budapest–Central Danube Region, which accounted for 38% and 12% respectively of domestic tourism nights, according to the statistical office.

Both international tourist arrivals and tourism nights more than doubled. A total of 493,000 international guests spent 1.4 million tourism nights in Hungary. Some 63% of tourism nights were spent at hotels, which was a more than two-fold growth compared to July 2021.

The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 47% of international tourism nights were registered.

Total gross sales revenues for the month (at current prices) increased by 26% to HUF 61 billion. Cardholders paid 35% less, HUF 6 billion, with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards in commercial accommodation.

Some 2,906 commercial accommodation establishments, including 946 hotels and 1,201 boarding houses, were open for part or all of July 2022.

Jan-Jul Tourism Nights up 106%

The number of tourism nights spent in commercial accommodation between January and July increased by 106% to 14.6 million compared to the same period of 2021.

Domestic guests spent 55% more nights in commercial accommodation and foreign guests nearly three times as many (8.6 and 6 million respectively).

Total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation at current prices increased by 140% to HUF 239 billion.

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