Tourist stays, accommodation revenue up in February
Official figures released by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) today say that in February, accommodation establishments in Hungary saw an 11% year-on-year rise in arrivals; international and domestic tourist nights rose 9.2% and 12%, respectively, for the month.
KSH further reported that gross revenues of accommodation establishments increased by 17% y.o.y., with the average room rate up 8.6%. Foreign guests spent 534,000 tourism nights in accommodation establishments in Hungary in February.
A shift in country of origin among international visitors was noted in KSH’s release, with substantive increases among tourist numbers from Russia (a 42% y.o.y. increase), Italy (18%) and the Czech Republic (14%). Meanwhile decreasing was the number of tourists from Austria (down 8.1% y.o.y.), the United Kingdom (4.8%) and Germany (3.9%).
The total revenues of accommodation establishments were up 17% y.o.y.
As of February 28, the number of accommodation establishments operating in Hungary was 2,153, including 881 hotels with approximately 51,000 rooms altogether; 839 boarding houses with over 9,000 rooms; and 433 campsites, community hostels, etc., categorized as “other.”
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