Over 425,000 Guest Nights Booked at Lake Balaton in September

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Around 142,000 tourists have booked 428,000 guest nights at accommodations around Lake Balaton for the month of September, the Hungarian Tourism Agency said on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Figures from the National Tourism Data Service Centre (NTAK) show domestic travellers have booked a little more than 300,000 of those guest nights, while foreign tourists have booked 125,000.

The most popular destination in the region is the spa town of Héviz, accounting for 18pc of bookings. Siofok, on the south shore, is runner-up, accounting for 12%, and Balatonfured, on the north shore, is in third place, also with 12% of the total.

Germans account for around 32pc of bookings by foreigners for the month. Visitors from Czechia make up 13% of the total and Austrians 7%.

September tourism turnover around the "Hungarian sea" is expected to be about the same as last year, the agency said.

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