Summer Tourism Season in Hungary Breaks Pre-Pandemic Record

  • 5 Oct 2023 6:53 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Summer Tourism Season in Hungary Breaks Pre-Pandemic Record
Hungary’s summer tourism season broke records set in 2019, the year before the pandemic, the head of the Hungarian Tourism Agency said.

Zoltán Guller said more than 6.2 million visitors were accommodated in June-August, up 6% from the summer of 2019, with more than 17 million guest nights spent (up 3%).

Revenue grew by 27% to 312 billion forints, he added. The market was essentially equally divided between foreign visitors and domestic travellers.

The number of tourists from Czechia, Poland and Romania “rose significantly”.

Around 2.6 million foreign tourists spent 7.2 million guest nights in Hungary in June-August, while around 3.6 million domestic travellers spent 9.9 million nights.

Fully 1.5 million guests stayed in the capital, with revenue of 110 billion forints.

In August, occupancy rates were around 78%. Hungarian Hotel and Restaurant Association head Tamás Flesch said the hotel industry had finished a “profitable season”.

Guller said bookings registered with the National Tourism Data Service Centre (NTAK) indicate guest nights hitting 3.4 million in September, 3 million in October and 2.4 million in November.

Hungary August Guest Nights Up 0.8% Yr/Yr

Guest nights at commercial and private tourism accommodations in Hungary grew by 0.8% to 6,678,000 in August from the same period a year earlier, boosted by the high number of foreign visitors, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said.

 The number of guest nights spent by domestic travellers fell by 6.0% to 3,791,000, while guest nights spent by foreign visitors rose by 11.4% to 2,887,000.

MTI Photo: Zsolt Szigetváry

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