Tourism nights up 10% y.o.y. in July


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The number of tourism nights spent at commercial accommodation establishments in Hungary rose by 10% year-on-year in July, according to data by the Central Statistical Office (KSH). However, tourism nights were still 36% below July 2019 figures.

The number of domestic tourist arrivals became 5.3% and that of domestic tourism nights 8.1% larger. The number of arrivals reached 802,000 and that of tourism nights spent in Hungary 2.3 million. Some 59% of the nights were spent at hotels, where the increase was 7.6%. About the same number of nights as in the same month last year were registered for boarding houses. Nights spent in bungalow complexes and camping sites fell by 2% and 6.6%, respectively. As summer camping restarted, the number of tourism nights at community hostels was up by four-fifths.

The most popular tourism region was Lake Balaton, for which over a third of domestic tourism nights were registered. 

Approximately 80% of all tourism nights were spent by domestic guests.

The number of international tourist arrivals grew by 29% and that of international tourism nights by 16%. The 218,000 guests who arrived at accommodation establishments spent 571,000 tourism nights there. Most of the guests stayed at hotels, and the number of nights they spent there expanded by nearly one-third compared to July 2020. Budapest saw the largest (nearly two-fold) increase.

Total gross sales revenues rose by 25% at current prices, to HUF 47.5 billion.

Some 2,662 commercial accommodation establishments, including 860 hotels and 1,009 boarding houses were open for part of or all of July 2021.

Tourism nights in January-July down 29% y.o.y.

Compared to January-July 2020, commercial accommodation establishments registered 29% fewer a total of 5.6 million tourism nights in the first seven months of 2021. Domestic guests spent 14% and foreign ones 57% fewer (respective 4.4 million and 1.2 million) tourism nights at commercial accommodation establishments. The total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation establishments decreased by 28% at current prices and amounted to HUF 101 bln.

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