In August 2022, 1.4 million guests spent 3.9 million tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels) in Hungary, with the number of guests up by 7.9% and the number of nights by 3.1% compared to the same period of the previous year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reports.
The number of nights spent by domestic guests decreased by 17% compared to the same month in 2021. The number of nights spent by foreign guests increased by 60%. In January-August 2022, domestic guests spent 31% more tourism nights and foreign guests 200% more tourism nights than in the same period last year.
In August 2022 compared to same month of previous year:
The number of domestic tourist arrivals fell by 14% and that of tourism nights by 17%. The former was 831 thousand and the latter 2.4 million. 60% of the nights were spent at hotels, their number declining by 14% compared to a year earlier. Turnover in boarding houses and community hostels decreased by 22% and 11% respectively compared to August last year. The most popular tourist regions were Lake Balaton and the Budapest–Central Danube Region, which accounted for 36% and 12% respectively of domestic tourism nights.
International tourist arrivals increased by 71% and tourism nights by 60%. A total of 580 thousand guests spent 1.6 million tourism nights in accommodation. 63% of tourism nights were spent at hotels, which was a more than one-and-a-half-fold growth compared to August 2021. The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 46% of international tourism nights were registered.
Total gross sales revenues at current prices increased by 16% to HUF 63 billion.
Cardholders paid 40% less, HUF 5.8 billion, with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards in commercial accommodation.
In August 2022:
2,900 commercial accommodation establishments, including 948 hotels and 1,192 boarding houses, were open for part or all of the month.
60% of all tourism nights were spent by domestic guests.
In January-August 2022 compared to the same period of the previous year:
The number of tourism nights spent in commercial accommodation increased by 70% to 19 million. Domestic guests spent 31% more nights in commercial accommodation and foreign guests 200% more (11 million and 7.5 million respectively).
Total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation at current prices increased by 96% to HUF 302 billion.