Guest nights spent at commercial accommodations in Hungary fell 7.0% to 913,000 in December 2009 from a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Monday. Foreign guest nights fell less, by 3.5% to 441,000 in December and domestic guest nights fell 10.0%.
The fall slowed from 10.7% in December. Hungary guest nights have been down year-on-year each month since November 2008.
Guest nights in 2009 dropped 8.4% from 2008 to 18.287 million, including a 9.8% fall in foreign guest nights to 9.029 million. Guest nights fell 1.5% in 2008.
The number of guests at commercial accommodations fell 5.9% yr/yr, less than guest nights did, to 413,000 in December and fell 8.3% to 7.013 million in 2009.
Foreign guests numbered 186,000 in December 2009, 1.2% less than their a year earlier, and their full-year number fell 9.7% in 2009 compared to the previous year to 3.175 million.
The average hotel occupancy rate was 30.4% in December after 39% in November. The average rate for 2009 was 43.0%. The monthly rate dropped after reaching a 2009 peak at 58.3% in August.
Gross revenue from accommodation dropped 9.0% yr/yr at current prices to HUF 127.5 billion in 2009. (MTI-Econews)