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Tourist Numbers Down, Guest Nights up Slightly in August

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In August 2023, 2.3 million guests spent 6.7 million tourism nights at tourist accommodation establishments in Hungary, according to data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

The number of tourism nights grew by 0.8%, while that of tourists decreased by 3.8% compared to August 2022

Some 63% of tourism nights were spent at commercial accommodation establishments, where turnover was little changed (+0.1%). Private and other accommodation establishments registered 2.1% more tourism nights than a year earlier.

The number of domestic tourist arrivals decreased by 10% and that of domestic tourism nights by 6% compared to the same month of the previous year. Tourist arrivals numbered 1.3 million and guest nights amounted to 3.8 million at tourist accommodation establishments, within which commercial accommodation establishments registered 841,000 tourist arrivals and 2.3 million tourism nights.

Some 59% of the latter were spent at hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 6.2% lower than a year earlier. The number of domestic tourism nights spent at private or other accommodation establishments was down by 6.6% compared to August 2022. The two most popular tourism regions, Lake Balaton and the Eger tourism region, registered 40% and 8.7%, respectively, of domestic tourism nights, while Budapest's share was 5.3%.

The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6% and that of international tourism nights by 11% compared to the same month of the previous year. The 1 million guests arriving at tourist accommodation establishments spent 2.9 million tourism nights there, of which commercial accommodation establishments registered 704,000 guests and 1.9 million tourism nights, respectively. 66% of the latter were spent at hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 9.2% higher than a year earlier.

The number of international tourism nights spent at private or other accommodation establishments grew by 18% compared to August 2022. Tourist accommodation establishments in Budapest accounted for 46% of foreign tourism nights, and the most popular tourism region was Lake Balaton with a 23% share.

A total of 34,659 tourist accommodation establishments, within which 3,003 commercial and 31,656 private or other accommodation establishments welcomed guests.

Of commercial accommodation establishments, some 1,000 hotels and 1,203 boarding houses were open for part or all of August.

The total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation establishments amounted to HUF 84 billion, which was 25% higher at current prices than a year earlier.

Széchenyi Recreation Card was used by cardholders to spend HUF 5.1 billion, 14% less compared to August 2022 at current prices, at commercial accommodation establishments.

In January-August 2023, tourist accommodation establishments registered 0.7% more, a total of 29.1 million tourism nights.

Domestic guests spent 7.6% less and foreign ones 13% more (respectively 15.8 million and 13.3 million) tourism nights at tourist accommodation establishments.

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