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Guest nights down 42.3% in July

The number of guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary fell 42.3% year-on-year to 2,586,000 in July as the pandemic continued to impact the tourism industry, state news wire MTI reports, citing data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

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The number of guest nights spent by domestic travelers fell 18.1% to 2,108,000, while the number spent by foreign visitors plunged 74.9% to 478,000.

Hungarians spent 738,000 guest nights in the area around Lake Balaton, making it the most popular travel destination in July.

Revenue of commercial accommodations fell 40.6% to HUF 38 billion in July from the same month a year earlier.

For the period January-July, the number of guest nights at commercial accommodations dropped 55.9% year-on-year to 7,765,000. The number of guest nights spent by domestic travelers fell 44.1% to 5,027,000 and the number spent by foreigners slipped 68.3% to 2,738,000.

 Revenue of commercial accommodations dropped 54.9% to HUF 137 bln in January-July.