- 4 Jul 2023 10:43 AM
- Hungary Matters
Guest nights grew by 4% to 12.2 million in January-May, supported by foreign visitors, Péter Horváth said.
The number of Italian visitors to Hungary nearly doubled, while visitors from Israel and Poland were up almost 50%, and visitors from Germany increased one-third, he added.
At the same time, the number of guest nights spent by domestic travellers fell by 6% to 6 million as more Hungarians booked trips abroad, he said.
He forecast 10-15% growth in turnover from foreign visitors and in the capital this year, bringing numbers up to 90-95% of pre-pandemic levels, noting that tourism generates close to 13% of Hungary’s GDP and accounts for a significant part of the country’s foreign exchange.