The Hungarian spa town of Hévíz, home to Europe’s largest thermal lake, registered more than 1,233,000 guest nights at commercial accommodations last year, up 10,000 from 2018, mayor Gábor Papp said.
Hévíz has just been voted the twelfth best place to visit in this year’s European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) ranking.
Spa Town Hévíz 12th in European Destinations of Excellence Ranking
Younger visitors are coming to Hévíz, and more are paying for a higher quality experience, Papp told a press conference.
Hungarian visitors accounted for 41 percent of turnover last year, up from just 30 percent a decade earlier. Germans accounted for the highest number of foreign visitors, followed by Russians.
Foreign visitors spent on average 5.5 nights in Hévíz, while Hungarians spent 3.3 nights.
Bed and breakfasts accounted for 12 percent of guest nights.
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