Tourism nights spent in Hungary up 464% y.o.y. in March


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The number of tourism nights spent at commercial accommodations in Hungary rose 464% in March compared to the same month of 2021, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

The number of domestic tourist arrivals grew more than six-and-a-half-fold and that of tourism nights more than four-and-a-half-fold. The former was 330,000 and the latter 747,000.

About 78% of the nights were spent at hotels, their number rising more than six-fold compared to a year earlier. Turnover in boarding houses and community hostels grew 2.1-fold and 1.8-fold respectively compared to March last year. Domestic guests accounted for 52% of all tourism nights.

The most popular regions among domestic tourists were Lake Balaton and the Budapest-Central Danube Region, both of which accounted for nearly a fifth of domestic tourism nights, according to data by KSH.

The number of international tourist arrivals at accommodation establishments rose more than ten-fold, to 277,000, and that of international tourism nights seven-fold, to a total of 680,000. About 87% of these nights were spent at hotels, which was an eight-fold growth compared to March 2021.

The most popular tourism region among foreign tourists was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where two-thirds of international tourism nights were registered.

Total gross sales revenues in March rose to HUF 32 billion at current prices.

Cardholders paid more than 17 times more with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards at commercial accommodation establishments compared to March 2021, a total of HUF 1.8 billion.

Some 1,872 commercial accommodation establishments, including 719 hotels and 764 boarding houses, were open for part of or all over the month.

Recovery of tourism sector continues in January-March

In the first three months of 2022, the number of tourism nights spent in Hungary increased four-fold year-on-year to 3.5 million. Domestic guests spent three times as many nights in commercial accommodation establishments and international guests nearly six times as many (1.8 million and 1.6 million respectively).

The total gross revenue of commercial accommodation establishments in Hungary rose to HUF 78 billion.


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