Guest nights spent at commercial accommodations in Hungary were up 15.9% in November 2010 at 1.18 million, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported on Monday. The unusually sharp rise reflected higher domestic guest nights which rose with a longer than usual autumn school break.
The rise came after a 2% increase in October and a 6.2% rise in September. Guest nights declined yr/yr in the three summer months.
Foreign guest nights rose 1.1% from a year earlier to 521,000 in November, and domestic guest nights rose 31% yr/yr to 658,000.
January-November guest nights were up 1.2% in one year at 18.04 million.
Foreign guest nights rose 1.3% to 8.90 million in the first eleven months of 2010, while domestic guest nights were up 1.1% at 9.14 million.
The number of foreign guests at commercial accommodations was up 4.9% at 3.19 million in January-November of 2010, including a 1.9% twelve-month rise in November alone to 202,000. The number of domestic guests was down 0.9% at 3.67 million in January-November from a year earlier, and their number rose 20% in November alone, to 292,000.
The average hotel occupancy rate was 45.9% in January-November and 42.4% in November alone.
Five-star hotels had an average occupancy rate of 61.2% in the first eleven months of 2010 as was in November, while four-star hotels had an average occupancy rate of 51.3% in January-November, and 46.8% in November alone. The average occupancy rate at spa hotels was 58% in the first eleven months.
Gross revenue from accommodation rose 4% to HUF 219 billion in January-November. The figure included HUF 120 billion in accommodation charges which fell, however, by 1.7% in one year. Eleven-month revenue from accommodation from foreign visitors rose 1.1% to HUF 74.3 billion and revenue from domestic guests fell 5.9% to HUF 45.6 billion. The 2% strengthening of the forint against the first eleven months of last year had an impact on revenue from foreign visitors during the period.
The gross average rate for a hotel room was HUF 14,197 in the first eleven months of the year, down 4.8% yr/yr, while the gross REVPAR (revenue available per room) was HUF 6,512 in the period, 0.7% less than a year earlier. (MTI-Econews)