Tourism Nights up 3.1% y.o.y. in August

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Guests spent about 3.1% more tourism nights at Hungarian commercial accommodation establishments in August 2022, than in the same month of 2021, according to data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

The number of domestic tourist arrivals fell by 14% and that of tourism nights by 17% compared to August 2021. The former was 831,000 and the latter 2.4 million. Some 60% of all tourism nights were spent by domestic guests.

About 60% of the nights were spent at hotels, their number declining by 14% compared to a year earlier. Turnover in boarding houses and community hostels decreased by 22% and 11% respectively compared to August last year.

The most popular tourist regions were Lake Balaton and the Budapest–Central Danube Region, which accounted for 36% and 12% respectively of domestic tourism nights.

On the other hand, international tourist arrivals increased by 71% and tourism nights by 60%. A total of 580,000 guests spent 1.6 million tourism nights in Hungary.

Approximately 63% of tourism nights were spent at hotels, which was a more than one-and-a-half-fold growth compared to August 2021.

The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 46% of international tourism nights were registered.

Total gross sales revenues at current prices increased by 16% to HUF 63 billion.

Cardholders paid 40% less, HUF 5.8 bln, with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards in commercial accommodations.

In August 2022, some 2,900 commercial accommodation establishments, including 948 hotels and 1,192 boarding houses, were open for part or all of the month.

January-August Tourism Nights Significantly Higher Than in 2021

In January-August 2022, the number of tourism nights spent in commercial accommodation increased by 70% year-on-year to 19 million. Domestic guests spent 31% more nights in Hungary, and foreign guests about 200% more (11 million and 7.5 million respectively).

Total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation at current prices increased by 96% to HUF 302 bln.

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