International tourists spent 98% less nights in Hungary in May

In May 2020, as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, international tourists spent 98% and domestic tourists 86% fewer tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels) compared to the same period of the previous year.

88% of all tourism nights were spent by domestic guests. Total gross sales revenues declined by 93% at current prices in commercial accommodation establishments.

Compared to the same month of the previous year the number of foreign arrivals and foreign tourism nights fell by 99% and 98% respectively, with 4 thousand guests spending 22 thousand tourism nights in accommodation establishments.

The majority of nights were spent in hotels, with the number of tourism nights not reaching 1% of the May value of the previous year in Budapest and the Balaton region.

75 thousand domestic guests (87% decrease) spent 167 thousand tourism nights (86% decrease), with the latter falling most in community hostels and hotels and least in boarding houses and camping sites.