Purpose of travel 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1a Q2b Q3c Q4d Q1e Q2f Q3g Q4h Q1i Q2j Q3k Q4
Number of trips, thousands
Same-day trips
Personal trips 7,043 8,634 13,862 7,832 7,970 9,716 15,086 8,319 7,108 2,550 7,510 4,567 3,114 5,184 10,908 5,806 5,382 7,059 11,111
Of which:
Holidays, leisure and recreation 952 1,375 1,768 943 1,215 1,432 1,759 1,042 849 323 964 288 214 396 975 552 656 807 1,537
Of which:
Recreation (water based, mountain, rural) 103 105 233 66
32l
67 185 78 52 20 87
3l
48
5l
11l
61
Round trip, cruise ship 480 598 723 441 637 601 739 476 394 104 340 65
0l
74 346 234 397 451 865
Wellness 74 124 191 94 86 119 195 103 69 76 100 17
14l
31 72 20 20 43 101
Visiting friends and relatives 704 591 582 508 569 547 585 412 361 118 388 315 228 347 457 409 381 357 457
Studies 115 96 49 98 142 99 40 140 130 5 36 59 26 51 24 132 234 101 63
Health care 281 272 367 295 394 478 676 422 365 264 229 120 222 199 413 193 256 237 297
Religious purpose 38
20l
22l
15l
25l
26l
46
27l
24l
5l
13l
15l
6l
13l
13l
22l
32l
24
Shopping 2,271 2,448 2,981 2,409 2,590 2,610 2,925 2,691 2,346 548 1,535 1,177 489 918 1,525 1,431 1,522 1,468 1,585
Transit 2,463 3,651 7,858 3,353 2,833 4,192 8,709 3,430 2,856 1,225 4,092 2,458 1,829 3,195 7,375 2,962 2,144 3,820 6,988
Other personal trips 220 180 235 211 203 332 346 155 177 63 254 135 104 72 127 116 167 238 161
Business, conference, cross border trading 277 341 366 342 396 456 437 289 226 65 197 212 216 248 393 208 150 128 131
Working 360 329 323 407 456 448 436 450 404 170 570 646 786 632 692 571 562 553 758
Total 7,680 9,304 14,551 8,580 8,822 10,619 15,960 9,058 7,737 2,785 8,276 5,425 4,115 6,064 11,994 6,586 6,094 7,740 12,001
Multi-day trips
Personal trips 2,863 4,006 5,581 3,189 2,718 3,534 5,187 3,304 2,418 518 2,136 801 376 1,014 2,657 1,654 1,706 2,465 3,644
Of which:
Holidays, leisure and recreation 1,714 2,668 3,899 2,155 1,657 2,439 3,742 2,185 1,538 278 1,369 224 104 397 1,745 928 850 1,374 2,371
Of which:
Recreation (water based, mountain, rural) 352 876 1,699 461 323 473 1,225 400 273 84 642
56l
0l
90 911 172 121 179 845
Round trip, cruise ship 812 1,016 1,114 1,100 872 1,245 1,488 1,177 835 22 262 9
4l
21l
376 423 357 557 536
Wellness 79 131 263 66 98 142 232 89 109 98 161
15l
1l
1l
76 76 66 113 251
Visiting friends and relatives 566 731 923 581 600 545 817 681 531 102 371 311 141 247 636 374 426 498 611
Studies 15 21
13l
19 25 25
11l
21 21 5 15 22 28 21 16 18 24 15 12
Health care 176 160 169 124 140 138 171 109 116 57 49 33
8l
11l
41 50 70 233 120
Religious purpose
15l
5l
2l
2l
9l
2l
10l
10l
11l
1l
1l
1l
5l
5l
28
11l
9l
34 88
Shopping
3l
3l
41l
18l
35l
37l
46l
4l
6l
9l
31
24l
14l
13l
26l
2l
9l
12l
Transit 370 406 515 257 228 310 375 200 137
17l
105 120 59 277 158 260 293 282 404
Other personal trips
5l
12l
20l
32
22l
38
16l
94 58 48 194 66
18l
43l
8l
12l
24l
29l
25l
Business, conference, cross border trading 195 271 329 331 359 305 314 228 190 33 200 329 264 359 394 253 300 434 418
Working 150 166 223 247 256 229 281 221 223 36 230 304 270 303 191 192 194 243 247
Total 3,209 4,443 6,133 3,767 3,333 4,068 5,782 3,754 2,831 587 2,566 1,434 911 1,677 3,242 2,100 2,199 3,142 4,309
Total length of stay of inbound trips, thousand days
Same-day trips
Personal trips 7,043 8,634 13,862 7,832 7,970 9,716 15,086 8,319 7,108 2,550 7,510 4,567 3,114 5,184 10,908 5,806 5,382 7,059 11,111
Of which:
Holidays, leisure and recreation 952 1,375 1,768 943 1,215 1,432 1,759 1,042 849 323 964 288 214 396 975 552 656 807 1,537
Of which:
Recreation (water based, mountain, rural) 103 105 233 66
32l
67 185 78 52 20 87
3l
48
5l
11l
61
Round trip, cruise ship 480 598 723 441 637 601 739 476 394 104 340 65
0l
74 346 234 397 451 865
Wellness 74 124 191 94 86 119 195 103 69 76 100 17
14l
31 72 20 20 43 101
Visiting friends and relatives 704 591 582 508 569 547 585 412 361 118 388 315 228 347 457 409 381 357 457
Studies 115 96 49 98 142 99 40 140 130 5 36 59 26 51 24 132 234 101 63
Health care 281 272 367 295 394 478 676 422 365 264 229 120 222 199 413 193 256 237 297
Religious purpose 38
20l
22l
15l
25l
26l
46
27l
24l
5l
13l
15l
6l
13l
13l
22l
32l
24
Shopping 2,271 2,448 2,981 2,409 2,590 2,610 2,925 2,691 2,346 548 1,535 1,177 489 918 1,525 1,431 1,522 1,468 1,585
Transit 2,463 3,651 7,858 3,353 2,833 4,192 8,709 3,430 2,856 1,225 4,092 2,458 1,829 3,195 7,375 2,962 2,144 3,820 6,988
Other personal trips 220 180 235 211 203 332 346 155 177 63 254 135 104 72 127 116 167 238 161
Business, conference, cross border trading 277 341 366 342 396 456 437 289 226 65 197 212 216 248 393 208 150 128 131
Working 360 329 323 407 456 448 436 450 404 170 570 646 786 632 692 571 562 553 758
Total 7,680 9,304 14,551 8,580 8,822 10,619 15,960 9,058 7,737 2,785 8,276 5,425 4,115 6,064 11,994 6,586 6,094 7,740 12,001
Multi-day trips
Personal trips 13,839 20,202 30,233 16,896 14,578 19,207 32,582 17,313 12,324 3,057 16,326 5,302 4,306 8,721 19,975 10,838 10,977 14,185 22,841
Of which:
Holidays, leisure and recreation 8,108 13,549 21,978 10,834 8,089 12,895 23,423 11,230 7,383 1,579 9,642 1,310 462 2,541 12,394 6,021 4,688 7,073 16,015
Of which:
Recreation (water based, mountain, rural) 1,977 4,832 11,207 2,895 1,950 3,368 10,715 2,274 1,385 544 5,125
299l
0l
558 6,871 1,006 634 1,094 6,965
Round trip, cruise ship 3,979 5,240 5,333 5,412 4,127 6,019 7,416 5,782 3,956 100 1,413 73
50l
148l
1,875 2,202 1,737 2,518 2,593
Wellness 435 699 2,055 342 474 769 1,646 457 507 506 1,039
63l
4l
6l
708 551 337 574 1,774
Visiting friends and relatives 3,333 3,856 5,524 3,041 3,615 3,443 6,192 3,769 2,948 476 3,021 1,942 1,798 2,627 5,348 2,715 3,255 3,653 4,615
Studies 544 779
99l
1,327 1,183 661
235l
818 623 320 2,095 1,436 1,755 2,707 1,464 1,107 1,875 969 242
Health care 972 1,139 1,390 1,024 1,055 1,253 1,708 800 898 430 337 144
33l
47l
267 387 440 1,638 739
Religious purpose
116l
33l
7l
9l
54l
8l
72l
47l
42l
3l
2l
2l
23l
19l
107
50l
28l
127 294
Shopping
10l
8l
140l
66l
79l
177l
139l
27l
11l
25l
99
54l
42l
39l
61l
4l
24l
39l
Transit 741 812 1,030 520 457 627 750 400 273
35l
209 240 118 562 315 520 610 573 827
Other personal trips
16l
24l
65l
76
45l
143
65l
222 147 188 920 173
75l
179l
20l
34l
57l
152l
70l
Business, conference, cross border trading 647 1,030 1,140 1,192 1,190 1,159 1,223 841 703 189 1,017 1,444 1,329 1,662 1,560 1,068 1,338 1,904 1,857
Working 502 939 1,398 1,961 1,288 1,333 1,963 1,325 1,094 392 2,100 2,771 1,858 2,885 1,218 1,354 932 1,410 1,433
Total 14,989 22,171 32,771 20,049 17,056 21,699 35,768 19,479 14,121 3,639 19,443 9,517 7,493 13,268 22,753 13,259 13,246 17,499 26,132
Spending of inbound trips, million HUF
Same-day trips
Personal trips 79,990 97,596 140,900 108,291 101,737 123,044 173,985 124,266 103,933 40,411 95,972 70,763 55,678 75,912 132,582 97,697 101,244 126,227 162,067
Of which:
Holidays, leisure and recreation 7,006 10,251 16,760 8,685 9,295 10,422 13,820 7,619 6,054 2,809 7,641 2,539 1,695 3,727 8,767 5,924 6,640 8,413 13,657
Of which:
Recreation (water based, mountain, rural) 608 559 4,153 389
155l
740 2,406 792 594 112 609
23l
2,166
63l
61l
1,132
Round trip, cruise ship 3,972 4,416 5,279 3,859 4,631 4,526 5,572 3,666 3,093 719 2,606 826
12l
797 3,125 2,841 4,523 5,444 9,115
Wellness 949 2,224 3,213 1,923 1,452 1,205 1,880 685 770 1,154 1,557 158
386l
490 674 374 196 338 1,445
Visiting friends and relatives 3,453 2,982 3,263 3,727 3,555 4,128 3,768 3,243 2,352 659 2,432 1,685 1,488 2,986 3,120 3,220 3,257 2,810 2,877
Studies 197 148 160 173 216 183 74 362 223 7 15 139 154 42 35 177 272 312 120
Health care 12,419 15,173 18,303 19,811 16,508 21,315 28,458 21,502 19,933 14,388 16,008 8,572 23,201 15,623 17,735 15,201 27,470 19,459 21,340
Religious purpose 90
13l
38l
41l
59l
107l
204
61l
60l
14l
31l
172l
55l
110l
42l
61l
82l
33
Shopping 39,750 40,703 49,393 46,226 45,751 45,865 62,516 58,999 46,910 11,101 31,511 27,789 10,876 22,169 38,129 40,253 37,749 38,224 45,342
Transit 16,161 27,452 51,618 27,229 25,120 37,719 62,795 31,319 27,174 10,583 34,288 25,268 16,192 29,806 63,436 31,348 23,287 54,160 77,246
Other personal trips 914 874 1,366 2,399 1,233 3,306 2,351 1,162 1,226 847 4,046 4,599 2,071 1,503 1,249 1,533 2,507 2,766 1,450
Business, conference, cross border trading 18,007 23,969 24,566 21,076 23,684 22,048 16,930 10,441 7,953 2,260 6,285 8,327 7,808 7,688 10,430 5,614 3,915 3,107 2,866
Working 1,003 1,031 919 1,657 1,513 1,434 1,350 1,313 836 303 1,601 2,092 4,240 2,552 2,174 1,612 2,015 2,850 2,654
Total 99,000 122,596 166,385 131,023 126,934 146,526 192,265 136,020 112,722 42,973 103,859 81,182 67,726 86,152 145,187 104,924 107,174 132,183 167,586
Multi-day trips
Personal trips 231,212 340,450 504,714 304,509 229,864 363,594 584,560 335,612 224,766 39,018 226,485 54,050 40,535 93,062 323,755 211,967 204,472 320,218 545,757
Of which:
Holidays, leisure and recreation 169,120 269,976 417,554 244,548 172,224 294,053 480,562 270,434 164,067 21,773 151,534 19,753 4,839 35,870 222,278 142,338 110,481 206,747 432,403
Of which:
Recreation (water based, mountain, rural) 24,305 61,479 158,688 44,773 31,589 56,861 140,911 45,107 22,943 6,170 71,717
6,281l
1l
9,162 108,958 22,992 14,359 26,336 148,743
Round trip, cruise ship 111,529 144,613 149,500 148,649 108,213 165,300 215,805 165,227 108,974 2,612 40,377 1,736
1,035l
3,329l
61,727 75,620 55,294 99,411 109,007
Wellness 8,715 10,464 26,694 6,195 7,118 12,911 29,627 11,892 10,597 7,981 18,984
1,386l
76l
345l
13,528 13,118 12,039 15,224 50,078
Visiting friends and relatives 30,274 37,067 54,551 30,884 31,671 38,856 68,650 40,855 36,203 4,431 31,891 17,456 15,768 25,886 69,391 38,407 49,831 44,599 60,558
Studies 3,806 7,527
1,083l
7,922 5,488 4,601
2,079l
6,629 6,665 1,987 14,590 6,516 15,868 20,504 16,145 12,399 22,778 13,124 4,760
Health care 19,701 17,952 20,430 14,874 14,397 16,345 23,351 11,639 13,940 6,522 7,162 3,709
1,379l
2,671l
9,177 8,989 14,405 45,136 30,623
Religious purpose
2,595l
486l
33l
139l
1,198l
76l
1,751l
232l
198l
44l
20l
57l
276l
339l
1,689
891l
556l
3,132 5,778
Shopping
208l
170l
2,921l
1,160l
1,047l
1,982l
1,813l
403l
108l
302l
1,365
1,244l
374l
209l
709l
144l
289l
3,115l
Transit 5,299 5,365 7,329 4,225 3,384 5,843 5,835 2,473 1,972
317l
1,604 3,212 1,605 6,218 3,926 8,356 5,223 5,300 6,253
Other personal trips
209l
1,908l
815l
757
454l
1,838
520l
2,947 1,613 3,642 18,320 2,102
427l
1,363l
440l
444l
908l
2,179l
2,267l
Business, conference, cross border trading 22,324 29,651 39,857 35,421 35,207 35,399 40,591 27,013 24,813 3,740 27,612 41,694 36,112 51,655 59,168 40,292 49,925 71,858 80,161
Working 4,247 7,858 13,187 14,346 13,314 13,476 17,441 12,293 11,067 3,088 24,968 32,305 19,880 33,069 13,794 18,283 17,932 31,571 31,912
Total 257,783 377,959 557,759 354,275 278,385 412,469 642,592 374,918 260,646 45,846 279,065 128,049 96,527 177,785 396,716 270,542 272,329 423,647 657,830

Footnotes

*Number of foreign visitors, exluding lorry-drivers.
aDue to emergency measures in response to the coronavirus epidemic, including a border closure introduced in mid-March and suspending data collections, data on tourism demand in the first quarter are only available for the period from 1 January to 13 March 2020, so they have only limited comparability with data from previous periods.
bAs a result of a border closure ordered due to the coronavirus epidemic, data collection on tourism was suspended in the second quarter of 2020, so the data for the period were made using model estimation. The reliability of the published data has significantly decreased and they have only limited comparability with data from previous periods.
cDue to the coronavirus epidemic, border traffic in the third quarter was significantly lower than in the previous period, in addition, border crossing rules were tightened again from 1 September 2020, resulting in a further reduction in the number of respondents. Due to the above, the reliability of the published data has decreased and they have only limited comparability with data from previous periods.
dIn 2020. IV. quarter, border traffic was significantly lower than usual due to the border crossing rules still in force and the regulation on the use of accommodation, which will enter into force on 11 November 2020. Due to the low number of data providers, the reliability of published data has decreased and they are only to a limited extent comparable to data from previous periods.
eDue to the emergency measures introduced at the beginning of March 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the cessation of data collection, tourism demand data for Q1 were partly based on model estimates and therefore have limited comparability with previous periods.
fDue to the emergency measures introduced at the beginning of March 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the cessation of data collection, tourism demand data for Q2 were partly based on model estimates and therefore have limited comparability with previous periods.
gDue to the coronavirus epidemic, in the previous year the border crossing rules were tightened again from 1 September 2020, resulting a significant reduction in the number of respondents. Due to the above, the reliability of the published data has decreased and they have only limited comparability with data from previous periods.
hDue to the coronavirus epidemic, the number of respondents decreased significantly in the same period of the previous year. Because of it, the reliability of the published data has decreased and they are only to a limited extent comparable to the data of previous periods.
iDue to the war in Ukraine, the questionnaire survey on the Ukrainian border is suspended from the end of February. Because of the above, the estimate for Q1 is not based on total visitor traffic (excluding the Ukrainian border section in March). The reliability of the published data has decreased and those are only to a limited extent comparable to the data of previous periods.
jDue to the war in Ukraine, the questionnaire survey on the Ukrainian border is suspended from the end of February. Because of the above, the estimate for Q2 is not based on total visitor traffic (excluding the Ukrainian border section). The reliability of the published data has decreased and those are only to a limited extent comparable to the data of previous periods.
kDue to the war in Ukraine, the questionnaire survey on the Ukrainian border is suspended from the end of February 2022. Because of the above, the estimate for Q3 is not based on total visitor traffic (excluding the Ukrainian border section). The reliability of the published data has decreased and those are only to a limited extent comparable to the data of previous periods.
lThe accuracy of the estimate is not reliable.
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