Arrivals increase, nights spent slightly drops in June
In June 2023 the number of tourist arrivals was up by 3.8%, while that of tourism nights diminished by 0.8% in total at tourist accommodation establishments. 69% of tourism nights were at commercial accommodation establishments, where the number of nights fell by 2.2%. Private and other accommodation establishments registered 2.4% more tourism nights than a year earlier.
The number of domestic tourist arrivals decreased by 7.1% and that of domestic tourism nights by 10% compared to the same month of the previous year. Tourist arrivals numbered 934 thousand and the tourism nights spent 2.2 million at tourist accommodation establishments, within which commercial accommodation establishments registered 647 thousand tourist arrivals and 1.5 million tourism nights. 61% of the latter were spent at hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 10% lower than a year earlier. The number of domestic tourism nights spent at private or other accommodation establishments was down by 7.7% compared to June 2022. The two most popular tourism regions, Lake Balaton and the Eger tourism region, registered 32% and 9.4%, respectively, of domestic tourism nights.
The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 25% and that of international tourism nights by 14% compared to the same month of the previous year. The 665 thousand guests having arrived at tourist accommodation establishments spent 1.8 million tourism nights there, of which commercial accommodation establishments registered 495 thousand guests and 1.3 million tourism nights, respectively. 75% of the latter were spent at hotels, where the number of tourism nights was 13% higher than a year earlier. The number of international tourism nights spent at private or other accommodation establishments grew by 21% compared to June 2022. The most popular tourism region was Lake Balaton, where 14% of international tourism nights were registered.
A total of 27,681 tourist accommodation establishments, within which 2,941 commercial and 24,740 private or other accommodation establishments welcomed guests.
Of commercial accommodation establishments, 985 hotels and 1,187 boarding houses were open for part or all of June.
The total gross sales revenues of commercial accommodation establishments amounted to HUF 54 billion, which was 17% higher at current prices than a year earlier.
Széchenyi Recreation Card was used by cardholders to spend HUF 2.9 billion, 3.3% less at current prices, at commercial accommodation establishments.
In January–June 2023 compared to same period of previous year, tourist accommodation establishments registered 1.3% more, a total of almost 16 million tourism nights. Domestic guests spent 8.0% less and foreign ones 13% more (respective 8.1 million and 7.9 million) tourism nights at tourist accommodation establishments.