The Hotel Gellert in Budapest – Photo: wikipedia

Guest nights jump in January from low pandemic base

Guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary soared by an annual 446 percent to 951,000 in January, albeit from a low base impacted by travel restrictions because of the pandemic, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Thursday.

The number of guest nights spent by domestic travellers increased by 338 percent to 504,000 and the number spent by foreign visitors climbed 656 percent to 447,000.

KSH noted that the number of guest nights was still 38 percent lower than that in the same month in 2019, before the coronavirus crisis.

Revenue of commercial accommodations increased by 627 percent year-on-year to 23 billion forints (EUR 62.0m) in January 2022.

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