Guest nights in Hungary rose by an annual 1.5% in July, to 4,302,000, the Central Statistical Office reported.
The number of guest nights spent by foreign visitors increased by 2.6% to 1,885,000, while the number spent by domestic guests edged up by 0.7% to 2,416,000. Commercial accommodation revenue came to 56.6 billion forints (EUR 184.6m) during the month, up an annual 17.8%, as revenue per available room at hotels rose 21.4% to 16,227 forints. The average room price was up by 18.7%, to 23,137 forints. The occupancy rate at hotels was at 70.1%, a 1.5% increase from last year. Combined revenue in the first seven months was 253.6 billion forints.
In related news, Socialist Member of the European Parliament (MEP) István Újhelyi told wire service MTI that, next year, Budapest will play host to World Tourism Organisation’s 2018 World Tourism Day.
The decision, initiated by Újhelyi, was made at the General Assembly of the UN’s World Tourism Organisation in Chengdu, China. The general assembly was attended by over 1,000 diplomats or ministers of 150 countries and nearly 5,000 tourism experts. World Tourism Day has been held on September 27 each year since 1980.
via: hungarymatters.hu; english.mti.hu
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