Number of tourism nights up in November


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In November 2021, the number of nights spent by both domestic and international guests in Hungary was almost four times higher than in the same month of 2020, according to data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

The number of domestic tourist arrivals grew three-fold and that of tourism nights over two-and-a-half-fold. The former was 292,000 and the latter 644,000. About 78% of the nights were spent at hotels, their number rising three-fold compared to a year earlier. There were over one and a half times as many tourism nights at boarding houses and community hostels and more than twice as many at bungalow complexes and camping sites compared to November last year. The two most popular tourism regions, having about the same share, were Lake Balaton and the Budapest–Central Danube Region, with nearly one-fifth of domestic tourism nights registered in both regions.

The number of international tourist arrivals at accommodation establishments rose eleven-fold, to 229,000, and that of international tourism nights eight-fold, to a total 622,000. 88% of tourism nights were spent at hotels, which was an eight-and-a-half-fold growth compared to November 2020. The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where two-thirds of international tourism nights were registered.

Total gross sales revenues grew more than four-fold, to HUF 28 billion at current prices.

Some 1,917 commercial accommodation establishments, including 733 hotels and 777 boarding houses, were open for part of or all over the month.

Domestic guests accounted for about 51% of all tourism nights.

Széchenyi Recreation Card holders paid 180% more, a total of HUF 1.7 billion by their card at their accommodation.

Tourism nights up 4% in January-November

In January-November 2021, the number of tourism nights spent in Hungary amounted to just above 14 million, some 4% above the amount registered in the first 11 months of 2020. Domestic guests spent 0.8% and foreign ones 12% more (respective 9.9 million and 4.2 million) tourism nights at commercial accommodation establishments.

The total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation establishments were up by 14% at current prices and amounted to HUF 262 billion.

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