Strong showing puts accommodation industry up 7.1%
The Central Statistics Office (KSH) released some numbers on Hungary’s tourist accommodation industries in November 2013, with the key figure a 7.1% increase year-on-year in arrivals – good news leading up to strong showings figured for December.
KSH further reported that in November 2013, the number of both international- and domestic-originating tourism nights rose 4.9% and 9.5%, respectively, y.o.y. The gross revenues of accommodation establishments increased 12%.
For the month, foreign guests spent 733,000 nights in accommodation establishments, 4.9% y.o.y. increase; the number of guests itself increased 4.6% y.o.y., though KSH did not provide specific statistics here.
Among foreign tourists, substantial y.o.y. increases were seen in the number of Russian and American tourists, with upticks of 39% and 21%, respectively. Also notably up were the number of visitors from the Czech Republic (8.1%), Austria (4.6%) and Romania (1.6%); decreases were seen among tourist rolls from the UK (8.6%) and Germany (3.3%).
Meanwhile, domestic tourism rose in all regions except Western Transdanubia. In hotels accounting for 80% of domestic guest arrivals, the number of tourism nights was up by 9.8%. The overall occupancy rate in these hotels was 47%, a 3% upswing from November 2012. Five-star hotels showed an occupancy rate of 65% and spa hotels were 64% booked in the month.
KSH calculated the total gross revenue of the accommodation industry at HUF 22 billion for November; catering services generated sales of HUF 5.3 billion.
As of December 1, 2013, the number of accommodation establishments operating in Hungary was 2,209, including 911 hotels.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.