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Tourism Nights Slightly up in April 2023

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In April 2023, some 1.2 million guests spent 2.9 million tourism nights in tourist accommodation establishments in Hungary, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

Tourist accommodation establishments saw an overall increase of 6.7% in the number of arrivals and 1.2% in that of tourism nights. Some 72% of all tourism nights were in commercial accommodation, where turnover fell by 0.9%. Private and other accommodation recorded 7.1% more tourism nights than in April 2022.

The number of domestic tourist arrivals decreased by 3% and that of tourism nights by 6% compared to the same month of the previous year. Guests numbered 614,000 and nights spent 1.4 million at tourist accommodation establishments, including 441,000 guests staying 1 million nights at commercial accommodation establishments. Some 73% of the latter were spent in hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 6.1% lower than a year earlier.

The number of nights spent by domestic guests in private and other accommodation establishments increased by 0.5% compared to April 2022. The two most popular tourism regions, the Budapest–Central Danube Region and Lake Balaton, both recorded 19% of domestic tourism nights, respectively.

On the other hand, international tourist arrivals rose by 20% and tourism nights by 9.2% in number compared to the same month of the previous year. A total of 543 thousand guests spent 1.5 million nights in tourist accommodation, of which 402 thousand guests and 1.1 million nights were registered in commercial accommodation. 80% of the latter were spent in hotels, where the number of nights spent was 7.0% higher than a year earlier.

The number of nights spent by foreign visitors in private and other accommodations increased by 14% compared to April 2022. The most popular tourism region among foreign tourists was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 67% of international tourism nights were registered.

A total of 20,119 tourist accommodation establishments, including 2,355 commercial establishments and 17,764 private and other accommodation establishments, welcomed guests in April. Some 899 hotels and 1,027 boarding houses were open for part or all of the month.

Total gross sales revenues in commercial accommodation amounted to nearly HUF 45 billion, 34% higher at current prices than in the same period last year.

The Széchenyi Recreation Card was used by cardholders in commercial accommodation to pay HUF 2.7 bln, up 16% at current prices.

Foreign Tourists Boost Tourism Nights in January-April

In January-April 2023, tourist accommodation establishments recorded 1.4% more, a total of almost 8.9 million tourism nights, compared to the same period of 2022.

Domestic guests spent 8.4% fewer and foreign ones 13% more (respective 4.3 million and 4.5 million) tourism nights at tourist accommodation establishments.

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