Hungary’s Tourism Sector Collapsed In September

  • 9 Nov 2020 8:53 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Hungary’s Tourism Sector Collapsed In September
After a surge in guest nights in August, Hungarian hotels registered a 59.2% year-on-year decline in overnight stays in September to 1.061 million, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office.

The number of guest nights spent by domestic travellers fell 16.2% from one year earlier to 931,000, while the number spent by foreign visitors plunged by 91.3% to 130,000.

The decline was more than 80% in bungalow complexes, campsites, boarding houses and community hostels.

Budapest recorded the largest downturn at 96%.

Lake Balaton was the most popular tourist region.

Revenue of commercial accommodation providers fell 64.6% year-on-year to Ft 18.7 billion in September.

Payment with the popular holiday voucher SZÉP cards grew by 23% to Ft 2.5 billion.

In the first nine months of the year, the number of guest nights at hotels declined 52% year-on-year to 11.96 million.

The number of guest nights spent by domestic travellers fell 33.1% to 8,488,000 and the number spent by foreigners slipped 71.6% to 3,474,000.

Revenue of commercial accommodation establishments was down 52.5% to Ft 202 billion.

MTI Photo: Noémi Bruzák

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