Published on: 9 August 2017

12.0% increase in tourism nights at accommodation establishments

In June 2017, the number of nights spent by international tourists increased by 16% and that of nights spent by domestic tourists by 8.8% compared to the level a year earlier. International guest turnover grew by 15% and domestic guest turnover by 7.7% measured in tourism nights and adjusted for calendar effects. Gross revenues grew by 22% at current prices in accommodation establishments.

In June 2017, compared to the same month of the previous year:

The number of international tourist arrivals grew by 13% and that of international tourism nights by 16% (to 1.4 million). More than half of the turnover measured in tourism nights was concentrated in Budapest and 16% at Lake Balaton. Foreign arrivals increased in each of the tourism regions.

The number of domestic tourist arrivals increased by 12% and that of domestic tourism nights by 8.8% approaching 1.5 million. The number of tourism nights significantly increased in most of the tourism regions and by 3.9% at Lake Balaton. Of domestic tourism nights registered at accommodation establishments Lake Balaton accounted for 30% and the regions of Budapest–Central Danube and Northern Hungary for 13% each.

Room occupancy in hotels increased by 6.2 percentage points to 64%.

Revenues from accommodation establishments grew more dynamically than tourist arrivals. The total gross revenue of accommodation establishments increased by 22% to HUF 44 billion; within this, accommodation fee revenues increased by 24% (to HUF 27 billion), catering revenues by 17% (to HUF 9 billion) and other revenues by 22% (to HUF 9 billion).

Széchenyi Recreation Card holders spent 27% or HUF 1.9 billion more in accommodation establishments. Guests can pay with a SZÉP card at 2,257 accommodation establishments.

On 30 June 2017, compared to the same date of the previous year:

In Hungary, there were 3,261 accommodation establishments, 1.2% more compared to the same date of the previous year. Two-thirds of the rentable 91,000 rooms were available in hotels. The number of available bed-places was nearly 307 thousand, which was 3.3% less than in the previous year.

In January–June 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year:

In the first half of the year, accommodation establishments registered 11% more, i.e. a total of 12.2 million tourism nights. International guests spent 13% more (6.4 million) and domestic guests 8.3% more (5.8 million) tourism nights in accommodation establishments.

Room occupancy in hotels increased by 4.7 percentage points to 55.1%.

Accommodation establishments achieved gross revenues of HUF 197 billion, i.e. a total of 17% more at current prices.

Summary data, June 2017

Indicator Value Change compared to same period of previous year, %
June January–June June January–June
Tourism nights spent by international tourists, thousands 1 4196 39015.612.7
Tourism nights spent by domestic tourists, thousands1 4865 7918.88.3
Tourism nights, total, thousands2 90512 18112.010.6
Revenues, total, billion HUF a)44.0196.922.116.9
In hotels: gross average room rate, HUF a)20 59318 83412.18.6
REVPAR, HUF a) b)13 18510 38324.118.7
TREVPAR, HUF a) c)21 60617 78622.516.6
Room occupancy rate, %

a) At current prices.
b) REVPAR: gross room revenue per available room.
c) TREVPAR: total gross revenue per available room.
d) Change in percentage points.