Tourism Figures on the Rise

February 10, 2020

The number of nights spent by international tourists in Hungary increased by 13% and that of nights spent by domestic tourists decreased by 3.4% in December 2019 compared to the same period of the previous year in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalows and community hostels). Latest figures by the Hungary's Central Statistical Office suggest that total gross sales revenues rose by 16% at current prices in commercial accommodation establishments. In 2019, the number of tourism nights increased by 0.8% and gross revenues by 8.8% in commercial accommodation establishments compared to 2018.

In December 2019, compared to the same month of the previous year, the number of international tourist arrivals increased by 15%. 453,000 guests spent nearly 1.1 million tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments. The number of the latter ones significantly increased in each type of accommodation except for bungalows. Eight out of ten international tourism nights were registered by accommodation establishments in the Budapest-Central Danube region - 15% more than in the same month of the previous year.

Domestic arrivals and tourism nights were down by 0.4% and by 3.4%, respectively to 431,000 arrivals and 920,000 tourism nights. The value of the latter indicator was lower in all types of accommodation except community hostels. The most popular type of accommodation was hotels with 81% of all tourism nights, the most visited regions were Lake Balaton and Budapest-Central Danubia.


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