In February, tourism in Hungary was again a record, and domestic tourism was again the main driving force – said the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTÜ) general manager in response to the latest data from the Central Statistical Office (KSH) to MTI.
Zoltán Guller emphasized that it is likely that the sector has been the best in February, with the fact that the beginning of the year does not count as a highlight in tourism. He particularly welcomed the double-digit increase in the number of domestic guests and guest nights. “It is clear that people have the money and they want to know new places in the country,” he added, adding that the MTÜ’s domestic traffic promotion campaign contributed to this.
There was an increase in the number of German, French and Italian tourists, but the number of Israeli tourists grew by 25 percent, said Zoltán Guller, who indicated that new flights will increase significantly in May.
According to figures published by KSH on Tuesday, the number of foreign guests was 6.4, the number of guest nights grew by 7.4 percent, the number of domestic guests was 10.4, and the number of guest nights they spent increased by 10.7 percent. Overall, 8.5 percent more guests spent 9.0 percent more nights at their hotels. The current gross revenues of hotels increased by 11.9 percent to 25.9 billion forints, including accommodation fee revenues by 11.2 percent to 13.7 billion forints, while hospitality revenue rose 24.8 percent to 6.6 billion forints.
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