Budapest, November 11 (MTI) – Guest nights in Hungary rose 6.7 percent to 2,208,499 in September from the same month a year earlier, a release by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Wednesday shows.

Guest nights spent by Hungarians increased by 5.8 percent to 919,314 and nights spent by foreign guests were up 7.3 percent at 1,289,185.

Revenue of commercial accommodations reached 35.7 billion forints (EUR 114m) in September, up 13.8 percent from the same month a year earlier. Revenue from rooms reached 21.30 billion forints and revenue from catering came to 7.25 billion forints.

Occupancy rates at hotels averaged 61.0 percent, up 4.4 percentage points from September of last year.

Domestic guests debited 932 million forints to SZEP voucher cards during the month, up 13.3 percent.

In the first nine months of the year guest nights in Hungary rose by 6.4 percent to 20,746,356. Guest nights spent by Hungarians were up 6.3 percent at 10,307,883 and nights spent by foreigners were up 6.5 percent at 10,438,473.

In January-September the total revenue of commercial accommodations grew by 11.8 percent to 282.9 billion forints and occupancy rate at hotels averaged 55.3 percent, 3 percentage points higher than the same period a year earlier.


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