Guest nights spent in Hungary up significantly in January

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The number of nights spent at commercial accommodation establishments in Hungary in January 2022 grew about five-and-a-half fold compared to the low base of January 2021, according to data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

The number of nights spent by domestic guests increased nearly four-and-a-half-fold in January 2022 compared to the same month of 2021, reaching 504,000. Still, it was 32% below the January 2019 figure, preceding the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. About 80% of these nights were spent at hotels. The number of domestic tourist arrivals grew more than six-fold, amounting to 225,000. Among domestic guests, the most popular tourist region was the Budapest-Central Danube Region, where slightly more than a fifth of domestic tourism nights were recorded.

Although the number of nights spent by foreign guests rose seven-and-a-half-fold compared to January 2021, reaching 447,000, it was 43% less than in the same period of 2019. The number of international tourism nights rose by more than seven-and-a-half fold year-on-year, totaling 447,000. About 87% of these nights were spent at hotels. Just as in the case of domestic tourists, the most popular region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where nearly two-thirds of international tourism nights were registered.

Total gross sales revenues in January 2022 grew more than seven-fold, to HUF 23 billion at current prices.

Cardholders paid 20 times more with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards at commercial accommodation establishments, a total of HUF 1.5 billion.

Some 1,807 commercial accommodation establishments, including 701 hotels and 743 boarding houses, were open for part of or all over the month.

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