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Tourism Nights up Slightly in May 2023

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In May 2023, some 1.3 million guests spent 3.1 million tourism nights at tourist accommodation establishments in Hungary, according to a report by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

The number of domestic tourist arrivals diminished by 3.1% and that of domestic tourism nights by 4.1% compared to the same month of the previous year. Tourist arrivals numbered 721,000  and tourism nights amounted to 1.6 million, within which commercial accommodation establishments registered 523,000 tourist arrivals and 1.1 million tourism nights. About 68% of the latter were spent at hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 5.4% lower than a year earlier.

The number of domestic tourism nights spent at private or other accommodation establishments was up by 2.1% compared to May 2022. The two most popular tourism regions, Lake Balaton and the Budapest–Central Danube Region, registered 22% and 19%, respectively, of domestic tourism nights.

The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 23% and that of international tourism nights by 13% compared to the same month of the previous year. The 573,000 guests having arrived at tourist accommodation establishments spent nearly 1.6 million tourism nights there, of which commercial accommodation establishments registered 431,000 guests and 1.1 million tourism nights, respectively. Approximately 78% of the latter were spent at hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 11% higher than a year earlier.

There was a growth of 19% in the number of international tourism nights spent at private or other accommodation establishments compared to May 2022. The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 64% of international tourism nights were registered.

A total of 22,533 tourist accommodation establishments, within which 2,614 commercial and 19,919 private or other accommodation establishments welcomed guests.

Of commercial accommodation establishments, 954 hotels and 1,079 boarding houses were open for part or all of May.

The total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation establishments amounted to nearly HUF 49 billion, which was 31% higher at current prices than a year earlier.

Széchenyi Recreation Card was used by cardholders to pay HUF 3.2 bln, about 38% more at current prices, at commercial accommodation establishments.

Compared to the first five months of 2022, in January-May 2023, tourist accommodation establishments registered 2% more, a total of 12 million tourism nights. Domestic guests spent 7.3% less and foreign ones 13% more (respective 5.9 million and 6.1 million) tourism nights in Hungary.

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