WAC Tourism Win: Visitors from 200 Countries Came to Capital in Week when Hungary Hosted World Athletics Championships
- 8 Sep 2023 6:07 AM
- Hungary Matters
Around 71% of guest nights were spent at four- and five-star hotels, MTÜ said, citing figures from the National Tourism Data Service Centre (NTAK).
Revenue of tourism accommodations more than doubled from the same period a year earlier.
Foreign visitors accounted for 85% of guest nights in the capital during the event. Those visitors came from around 200 countries, but Britons and Germans each accounted for around 9% of the total number of guest nights spent by foreigners.
At a conference focusing on sports, Ádám Schmidt, state secretary for sports, said on Wednesday evening that the WAC 2023 Budapest event had by far exceeded expectations.
He said that an estimated 1,170,000,000 people watched the championships, the largest sporting event Hungary had ever hosted.
There were 14,000 articles written about the event reaching a total of 28.5 billion readers, he said.