Last update: 17 March 2016

Scope of data providers: accommodation establishments operated for business purposes by business organizations (hotels, boarding houses, youth hostels, tourist hostels, bungalows, and camping sites) excluding other accommodation service providers.

Public accommodation: Any building (hotels, boarding houses, collective accommodation, bungalows, camping sites) created or used in order to provide accommodation services on the basis of Government Decree 239/2009. (X. 20.) excluding other accommodation as well as rural accommodation providers.

Accommodation services: The provision of accommodation and directly related services within the framework of business operations usually for the purpose of non-long-term stay also including overnight stay and rest.

Hotel categories used in the first release are the same as the hotel rating system developed by the Hungarian Association of Hotels and Restaurants (HAHR). Hotelstar Union is the hotel rating system uniformly applied in a significant part of the European Union member states. Hotels “without category” are counted in separately and in the total data too. From 1th January 2013, HCSO only publishes the data of member hotels classified according to the HAHR trademark scheme.

From July 2012, HCSO publishes data only on operating spas registered at the Health Resort and Spa Department of the Hungarian National Public Health and Medical Office.

Other revenues included in accommodation fees are from spa and wellness services, non-profit accommodation services as well as from maintenance costs charged in connection with timeshare rights.

Capacity data only relate to the operating units.

Comparability is ensured during the calculation of indices.

The sums of individual figures – due to rounding – may differ from the total figures.

Monthly data of accommodation establishments for the reference year are preliminary.

Data correction: data – due to the retroactive correction of deficient data provision – may differ from those published earlier.

When territorial (regional, county) data are examined, the phenomenon may occur that moving towards more and more detailed data, extreme indices are generated in the breakdown of an observation variable due to a decline in the number of reporting units.