Published on: 5 August 2022

Information note: HCSO uses a new data source

The number of tourism nights grew more than one-and-a-half-fold compared to June 2021

The number of nights spent by domestic guests at commercial accommodation establishments1(hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels) increased by 18% in June 2022 compared to the same month of 2021. The number of nights spent by foreign guests rose more than three-and-a-half-fold.

In June 2022 compared to same month of previous year:

The number of domestic tourist arrivals grew by 30% and that of tourism nights by 18%. The former was 681 thousand and the latter 1 million 602 thousand. 62% of the nights were spent at hotels, their number rising by 15% compared to a year earlier. Turnover in boarding houses and community hostels grew by 8.4% and 26% respectively compared to June last year. The most popular tourist regions were Lake Balaton and the Budapest-Central Danube Region, which accounted for 33% and 15% respectively of domestic tourism nights.

The number of international tourist arrivals at accommodation establishments rose nearly four-fold, to 359 thousand, and that of international tourism nights more than three-and-a-half-fold, to a total 994 thousand. 74% of tourism nights were spent at hotels, which was a more than three-and-a-half-fold growth compared to June 2021. The most popular tourism region was the Budapest–Central Danube Region, where 51% of international tourism nights were registered.

Total gross sales revenues grew more than one-and-a-half-fold, to HUF 43 billion at current prices.

Cardholders paid 28% less with their Széchenyi Recreation Cards at commercial accommodation establishments, a total of HUF 3 billion.

In June 2022:

2,844 commercial accommodation establishments, including 945 hotels and 1,183 boarding houses, were open for part or all of the month.

62% of all tourism nights were spent by domestic guests.

Summary data, June 2022

Indicator Value Change on same period of previous year, %
Tourism nights spent by domestic tourists, thousands1 60217.6
Tourism nights spent by international tourists, thousands994253.8
Tourism nights, total, thousands2 59657.9
Revenues, total, billion HUFa)4370.7

a) At current prices.