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Guest nights climb 24.9 percent in March

Guest nights at commercial and private tourism accommodations in Hungary rose by 24.9 percent to 2,757,000 in March from the same period a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday.

The number of guest nights spent by domestic travellers increased by 22.4 percent to 1,322,000, and guest nights spent by foreign visitors climbed 27.2 percent to 1,435,000.

Bookings were boosted by the Easter holiday which fell on the last weekend in March. In 2023, Easter was in April.

Visitors from Germany spent 148,700 guest nights at tourism accommodations in Hungary in March, more than any other nationality. Czech tourists spent 121,100 guest nights and visitors from the United Kingdom spent 110,900 guest nights. The number of guest nights spent by visitors from Asia reached 151,200, down by 6.9 percent from the base period.

The capital was the most popular destination in March, accounting for 1,151,000 guest nights. Lake Balaton was runner-up, with 352,000 guest nights.

Revenue of commercial accommodations, which include hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, camp sites, resorts and hostels, rose by 33 percent to 47.2 billion forints.

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