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Tourism Nights up 22% y.o.y. in December

Tourism

In December 2022, some 725,000 guests spent 1.7 million tourism nights at commercial accommodation establishments in Hungary. The number of guests rose by 28% and that of nights by 22% compared to December 2021, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH). 

The number of domestic tourist arrivals grew by 12% and that of tourism nights by 4.3% compared to the same month of the previous year. The former was 373,000 and the latter 830,000.

About 77% of the nights were spent at hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 7.7% higher than a year earlier.

Turnover was down 4.2% in boarding houses and up 6.2% in community hostels compared with December 2021. The two most popular tourist regions, the Budapest–Central Danube Region and Lake Balaton, recorded 23% and 21% of domestic tourism nights respectively.

International tourist arrivals increased by 52% and tourism nights by 44% compared to the same month of the previous year. A total of 352,000  guests stayed in accommodation establishments for 908,000 nights.

Some 84% of these nights were spent in hotels, where the number of nights spent was 44% higher than a year earlier. The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 74% of international tourism nights were registered.

52% of all tourism nights were spent by foreign guests.

Total gross sales revenues were HUF 43 billion, 58% higher than the previous year at current prices.

Cardholders paid 4% more, HUF 2.1 bln, with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards in commercial accommodation.

Some 1,991 commercial accommodation establishments, including 826 hotels and 884 boarding houses, were open for part or all of the month.

Tourism Sector Recovery Continued in 2022

In 2022, the number of tourism nights spent in commercial accommodations increased by around 45% to 26 million. Domestic guests spent 18% more tourism nights in commercial accommodations and foreign guests 106% more (15 million and 11 million respectively).

Total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation at current prices increased by 69% to HUF 464 bln.

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