The easing of restrictions in Hungary is already reflected in the number of domestic bookings. According to a recent representative survey, one-third of the population plans to go on holiday this summer. Here are the most popular domestic destinations!
As a result of the easing of restrictions in recent weeks and the significant increase in vaccination numbers, the majority of Hungarians are becoming more and more optimistic about domestic travel this summer.
According to the latest representative survey, one-third of the population says that they can definitely go on holiday this year. This optimistic scenario gives some hope to accommodation providers as well.
As the Hungarian news portal Pénzcentrum reports, the survey also reveals that the proportion of those planning a family holiday increased significantly by the beginning of March and the first half of April. The average length of stay based on reservations is four nights this year, which increases compared to 2-3 nights last year. Based on the reservations registered by Szallas.hu, the average booking price is EUR 25/person/night, while the average booking value is EUR 327.
As far as the type of accommodation is concerned, the apartment is the most popular this year. 33% of this year’s summer bookings are for apartments, while 25% have reserved in hotels. The rest of the respondents made a reservation in guesthouses or pensions.
Among domestic holiday planners, the most popular destination is Lake Balaton and its surroundings, where more than half of holidaymakers would travel this year.
Many of them would go to Siófok in the summer of 2021, followed by Balatonfüred and Hajdúszoboszló in the TOP 3.
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In addition to Lake Balaton, Northern Hungary is also popular among holiday planners; 16.3% of the bookings are made here in the settlements of Eger, Lillafüred, Egerszalók, Miskolctapolca, Szilvásvárad.
As for travel abroad, four out of five travel planners would organise their holidays within Europe in early April, 22% of whom would go to the Croatian Riviera.
According to survey results, one-third of the population is still unable or unwilling to travel this summer. The majority are due to the peak, and partial limitations of the 3rd coronavirus wave (60%) or are struggling financially (30%) as many have lost their jobs or been in other more difficult life situations. 11% of the population says they are not planning a vacation because of their job and the uncertainty associated with it.