Tourism nights down 90% y.o.y. in January
In January 2021, tourists spent 90% fewer tourism nights in Hungary compared to the same period of the previous year, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).
Some 36,000 domestic guests (91% decrease) spent 115,000 tourism nights (86% decrease). About 62% of nights were spent in hotels, an 89% decline. The turnover in boarding houses and community hostels was about one-third (35% and 34% respectively) of the turnover in January of the previous year. The Balaton tourism region saw the largest decline.
The number of domestic tourism nights increased by 11,000 compared to the previous month.
The number of foreign arrivals and tourism nights fell by 95% and 94% respectively compared to January 2020, with 18,000 guests spending 59,000 tourism nights in accommodation establishments. Most guests stayed in hotels, however, the number of nights spent there decreased to 5.8% compared to January 2020. Budapest and the Balaton tourist region recorded the largest declines (99% and 97%, respectively).
Total gross sales revenues were down by 91% (to HUF 3.2 billion) at current prices.
In January 2021, 1,247 commercial accommodation establishments, including 474 hotels and 558 boarding houses were open for part or all of the month.
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