The number of tourism nights in Hungary grew nearly seven-fold compared to April 2021 and decreased by 28% compared to the same month of 2019, the Central Statistical Office reports.
The number of nights spent by domestic guests at commercial accommodation establishments1 (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels) increased – mainly due to the low base caused by the pandemic restrictions – almost five-and-a-half-fold in April 2022 compared to the same month of 2021, however, it was 20% below the April 2019 figure, preceding the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic. Although the number of nights spent by foreign guests rose nearly nine-and-a-half-fold, it was even so 35% less than in the same period of 2019.
In April 2022, compared to same month of previous year:
The number of domestic tourist arrivals grew more than seven-and-a-half-fold and that of tourism nights nearly five-and-a-half-fold. The former was 384,000 and the latter 844,000. 76% of the nights were spent at hotels, their number rising seven-fold compared to a year earlier. Turnover in boarding houses and community hostels grew 2.4-fold and 2.9-fold respectively compared to April last year. The most popular tourist regions were Lake Balaton and the Budapest-Central Danube Region, which accounted for 22% and 17% respectively of domestic tourism nights.
The number of international tourist arrivals at accommodation establishments rose more than twelve-fold, to 313,000, and that of international tourism nights nearly nine-and-a-half-fold, to a total 822,000. 84% of tourism nights were spent at hotels, which was a more than eleven-fold growth compared to April 2021. The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 64% of international tourism nights were registered.
Total gross sales revenues grew nearly eight-fold, to HUF 38 billion at current prices.
Cardholders paid more than 12.5 times more with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards at commercial accommodation establishments, a total of HUF 2.2 billion.
In January-April 2022, compared to the same period of the previous year:
The number of tourism nights registered in commercial accommodation establishments increased four-and-a-half-fold to 5.1 million. Domestic guests spent three and a half times as many nights in commercial accommodation establishments and international guests nearly six and a half times as many (2.7 million and 2.4 million respectively).
The total gross revenue of commercial accommodation establishments at current prices increased more than five-and-a-half-fold to HUF 116 billion.
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