Tourism Nights up 7.8% y.o.y. in November

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The number of tourism nights spent in Hungary grew by 7.8% in November 2022, compared to the same month of the previous year, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

Total tourism nights spent were split 50-50 between domestic and foreign guests.

The number of domestic tourist arrivals grew by 10% and that of tourism nights by 1.6% compared to November 2021. The former was 380,000 and the latter 856,000. Some 76% of the nights were spent at hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 5.8% higher than a year earlier. Turnover was down 8% in boarding houses and up 7.6% in community hostels compared with November 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 27% and tourism nights by 15% compared to November 2021. A total of 311,000 guests stayed in accommodation establishments for 842,000 nights. About 83% of these nights were spent in hotels, where the number of nights spent increased by 14% year-on-year.

The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 63% of international tourism nights were registered.

Total gross sales revenues were HUF 35 billion, approximately 35% higher than the previous year at current prices.

Cardholders paid 10% more, HUF 2.2 bln, with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards in commercial accommodations.

In November 2022, a total of 2,075 commercial accommodation establishments, including 842 hotels and 928 boarding houses, were open for part or all of the month.

In January-November 2022, the number of tourism nights spent in commercial accommodations increased by 46% to nearly 25 million. Domestic guests spent 19% more tourism nights in Hungary and foreign guests more than twice as many, 114% more (14 million and 10 million respectively).

Over the first 11 months of 2022, total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation at current prices increased by 70% to HUF 421 billion.

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