Twelve-percent increase in tourism nights

August 9, 2017

In June 2017, the number of nights spent by international tourists in Hungary increased by 16% and that of nights spent by domestic tourists by 8.8% compared to the level a year earlier, Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH) has reported. International guest turnover grew by 15% and domestic guest turnover by 7.7% measured in tourism nights and adjusted for calendar effects. Gross revenues grew by 22% at current prices in accommodation establishments.

In June 2017, compared to the same month of the previous year, the number of international tourist arrivals grew by 13% and that of international tourism nights by 16% (to 1.4 million). More than half of the turnover measured in tourism nights was concentrated in Budapest and 16% at Lake Balaton. Foreign arrivals increased in each of the tourism regions.

The number of domestic tourist arrivals increased by 12% and that of domestic tourism nights by 8.8%, approaching 1.5 million. The number of tourism nights significantly increased in most of the tourism regions and by 3.9% at Lake Balaton. Of domestic tourism nights registered at accommodation establishments, Lake Balaton accounted for 30% and the regions of Budapest–Central Danube and Northern Hungary for 13% each.

Revenues from accommodation establishments grew more dynamically than tourist arrivals. The total gross revenue of accommodation establishments increased by 22% to HUF 44 billion (about EUR 143 million); within this, accommodation fee revenues increased by 24% (to HUF 27 billion, that is, some EUR 88 million), catering revenues by 17% (to HUF 9 billion, that is, nearly EUR 30 million) and other revenues by 22% (also to HUF 9 billion).

Compared to the same date of the previous year, there were 3,261 accommodation establishments in Hungary on June 30, 2017, 1.2% more compared to the same date of the previous year. Two-thirds of the rentable 91,000 rooms were available in hotels. The number of available bed-places was nearly 307,000, which was 3.3% less than in the previous year.

In January–June 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year, accommodation establishments registered 11% more, i.e. a total of 12.2 million tourism nights. International guests spent 13% more (6.4 million) and domestic guests 8.3% more (5.8 million) tourism nights in accommodation establishments. Room occupancy in hotels increased by 4.7 percentage points to 55.1%. Accommodation establishments achieved gross revenues of HUF 197 billion (over EUR 640 million), i.e. a total of 17% more at current prices.


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