The number of nights spent by international tourists fell by 99% in Hungary


As a result of the coronavirus epidemic, in April 2020 the number of nights spent by international tourists fell by 99% and that of nights spent by domestic tourists by 95% compared to the same period of the previous year in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels).

Total gross sales revenues declined by 97% at current prices in commercial accommodation establishments, latest data gathered by Hungarian Central Statistical Office shows.

In April 2020, compared to the same month of the previous year both the number of foreign guests and tourism nights fell by 99%, with 3 thousand guests spending 17 thousand tourism nights in accommodation establishments.

Guest turnover was negligible for all accommodation types and regions, with the number of tourism nights not reaching 1% of the April value of the previous year in Budapest and the Balaton region.

18 thousand domestic guests (96% decrease) spent 52 thousand tourism nights (95% decrease), with boarding houses accounting for nearly half of all tourism nights, showing a below average 81% decline.

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