Hungary’s tourism sector performed a lot better this year than in 2020 on the back of increasing domestic traffic, the head of the Hungarian Tourism Agency said on Monday.
The number of guest nights spent at commercial accommodations came close to 29 million, up 24% from last year, Zoltán Guller told MTI. Seventy-five percent of the guests were Hungarians while the number of foreign visitors increased slightly but steadily, he said.
Guller noted that visitors to Budapest came mainly from the Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine whereas German tourists preferred to spend their time in the countryside.
Revenue generated at commercial lodgings is expected to total 360 billion forints (EUR 970m) by the end of the year, up 36% on 2020. Revenues in catering is expected at 1,000 billion forints, up 22% on last year and merely 8% less than the 2019 record, Guller said.