According to a recent survey, people’s spirit to have domestic holidays will keep up during autumn as well. Several respondents said that they were planning a multi-day trip even though the weather might soon cool down.
According to the survey conducted by Szállás.hu, if it depends on guests, Hungarian domestic tourism will flourish even as the leaves fall. Many people who took the survey mentioned that they are going to go on a multi-day trip somewhere in Hungary. This might be because of the strict measures regarding travelling abroad due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, according to Sokszínű Vidék, they also said that they would go even if they needed to take a couple of days off from work. There is a 16.5% increase in bookings for the September-November period compared to last year’s numbers.
The urge to travel persists, as almost half of the respondents will take their days off in autumn, and 43% of them plan to have a recreational holiday. Bookings are 21% and 14% higher than they were last September and October. Interestingly, as of now, the bookings are 22% lower in November than they were in 2019.
As Lili Kelemen, the spokeswoman of Szállás.hu, said: “People tend not to plan so far ahead right now; they prefer to book closer dates, and last-minute trips are also quite common”.
According to her, the most common destinations are spa towns, such as Gyula, Hajdúszoboszló, Zalakaros, Eger, and Hévíz. Siófok, Egerszalók, Visegrád, Nyíregyháza, and Miskolctapolca are also popular among those who wish to relax.
The cooler autumn weather is perfect for visiting a spa or swimming in a warm thermal bath, but it is also favourable for those who want to go hiking. As the summer heat wears off and the leaves start to turn into a plethora of beautiful colours, more people plan to have a trip and see the brilliant wonders nature provides.
After months of uncertainty, confinement, and working from home, many people enjoy a little time outdoors.
Although many people choose different destinations and means of relaxing in order to recharge their energies, the average value of bookings is 65,000 forints (~€182).