Most popular August 20 holiday destinations revealed


Siófok, Hajdúszoboszló, and Budapest are the most popular tourist destinations for the Hungarian State Foundation Day celebrations this year, according to booking statistics

Behind the cities on the podium, Eger, Hévíz, Balatonfüred, Gyula, Zalakaros, Szeged and Pécs are the most popular.

"The higher price did not discourage the bookers either," said Beatrix Trepess, PR manager of "While on Lake Balaton it costs an average of HUF 12,000 per person per night on the holiday weekend, in the capital and its region it costs HUF 11,000 per night,  and in the countryside it costs HUF 10,000."

The expert also added that the average price of accommodation per person per night in the capital has increased by 16%, and by about 9% in Lake Balaton and nationally compared to last year.

On average, guests spend three nights at their accommodation of choice and book for their people. About a third of guests opt for apartments. Some 27% will opt for a hotel, while one in five bookers will spend the August 20 long weekend in a guest house. About 15% of tourists will relax in a bed and breakfast. On average, guests booked their accommodation two months in advance, compared to the average of 49 days last year.



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