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Growing tourism: more and more foreign visitors in Hungary

The public accommodation establishments? tourist arrivals grew significantly in January-April 2005, while tourism nights increased to a smaller extent in comparison with the data of the same period of 2004. The occupancy rate of hotelrooms progressed: it was 38% in the same period of 2004, while now it is 39%. The turnover of public accommodation establishments rose by 6% to Ft 52 billion. Number of international guests was 770 000, and they spent 2.2 million tourism nights in Hungary. Number of guests increased 14%, and that of tourism nights 9% in the examined period as compared to January-April 2004. 71% of international guests came from the European Union. Number of guests increased concerning all important sender countries ? Germany, Austria, Great-Britain, Italy and the United States. As for inland tourism, number of guests was 793 000, while the number of tourism nights was 1.7 million. Thus, guest-number shows 6% growth, while the number of tourism nights increased by 3%.