Tourism Nights Spent in Hungary up 1.3% y.o.y. in Sep

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In September 2022, some 917,000 guests spent about 2.2 million tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments in Hungary, representing a slight increase in tourist traffic compared to the same month of 2021, according to data by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

The number of domestic tourist arrivals fell by 9.6% and that of tourism nights by 13% compared to September 2021. The former was 542,000 and the latter 1.2 million. Approximately 53% of all tourism nights were spent by domestic guests.

About 69% of the nights were spent at hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 13% lower than a year earlier. Turnover in boarding houses and community hostels decreased by 16% and 7.9% respectively compared to September last year.

The two most popular tourist regions, Lake Balaton and the Budapest–Central Danube Region, recorded 25% and 19% of domestic tourism nights respectively.

On the other hand. international tourist arrivals increased by 32% and tourism nights by 25%. A total of 375,000 guests stayed in accommodation establishments for just over 1 million nights. Approximately 75% of these nights were spent in hotels, where the number of nights spent increased by 26% compared to September 2021.

The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 54% of international tourism nights were registered.

Total gross sales revenues at current prices increased by 23% to HUF 42 billion, according to KSH.

Cardholders paid 31% less, HUF 2.1 bln, with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards in commercial accommodation.

Some 2,657 commercial accommodation establishments, including 922 hotels and 1,118 boarding houses, were open for part or all of September 2022.

Jan-Sep Tourism Nights up 58%

In January-September 2022, the number of tourism nights spent in commercial accommodations increased by 58% to 21 million compared to the first nine months of 2021. Domestic guests spent 25% more nights in Hungary  and foreign guests 157% more (12 million and 8.6 million respectively).

Total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation at current prices increased by 83% to HUF 344 billion.

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