The Hotel Gellert in Budapest – Photo: wikipedia

Guest nights jump by 586 percent in April

Guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary soared by an annual 586 percent to 1,666,000 in April, rising 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 441 percent to 844,000 and the number spent by foreign visitors climbed by 848 percent to 822,000.

The number of guest nights was still 28 percent lower than in the same month in 2019, before the coronavirus crisis, KSH said.

Revenue of commercial accommodations increased by an annual 684 percent to 38 billion forints (EUR 97.0m) in April.

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