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Hungary guest nights drop 10.6% in H1

Guest nights spent at commercial accommodations by Hungarian and foreign tourists fell 10.6% to 7.336 million in January-June 2009 compared to the same period last year, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) said on Friday.

Guest nights in June fell 5.7% to 1.85 million from a year earlier. The drop decelerated from May, when guest nights decreased 13.1% yr/yr after a slight 1.0% rise in April.

Gross revenue from accommodation and related services dropped 10.6% to HUF 99.68 billion (€370.5 million) in H1. Revenue from accommodations, excluding catering, amounted to HUF 56.325 billion, down 9.9% yr/yr. (MTI-ECONEWS)