Spa Town of Gyula Registers 564,000 Guest Nights in 2022
The Aqua Palace in Gyula
The spa town of Gyula (194 km southeast of Budapest) registered close to 564,000 guest nights last year, just 3% short of the number in 2019, the year before the coronavirus pandemic, the managing director of the municipality's tourism promotion company said, according to state news wire MTI.
Figures from the National Tourism Data Service Center show revenue of commercial accommodations in Gyula approached HUF 7.6 billion last year, with foreign visitors accounting for 27% of the spending, Alíz Komoróczki said.
Around 18% of the over 200,000 tourists who arrived in the city were foreigners: more than 30,000 came from Romania, but the numbers of visitors from Serbia, Slovakia, and Germany were also "in the thousands", she added.
Mayor Ernő Görgényi said Gyula's Castle Baths drew 547,000 visitors last year, over the target, but still under the 600,000 it attracts "under normal circumstances".
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