Budapest, 2017. október 5. Utasok szállnak fel a Wizz Air légitársaság stockholmi járatára a Budapest Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülõtéren 2017. október 4-én. Október végétõl változnak egyes diszkont légitársaságok kézipoggyászra vonatkozó szabályai, a Wizz Air ingyenesen enged fel egy, a korábbinál nagyobb kézipoggyászt a fedélzetre, a Ryanair fejenként kettõ helyett egy, kisméretû kézitáskát engedélyez az utastérben. MTI Fotó: Kovács Tamás

The number of guest nights spend in commercial accommodation in Hungary rose by an annual 3 percent to 4,439,000 in August, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.

Guest nights spent by Hungarian tourists rose by 2.3 percent to 2,390,000, while

nights spent by foreign visitors grew by 3.8 percent to 2,049,000.

Overall revenue grew by 15.2 percent to 56 billion forints (EUR 180m).

At hotels, revenue per available room jumped by 14.3 percent to 15,557 forints.

The average room price was up 11.8 percent at 21,066 forints.

The occupancy rate at hotels rose by 1.6 percentage points from August 2016 to 73.8 percent.

In January-August total guest nights were up 6.9 percent compared with the same period a year earlier.

As we wrote before, Mastercard published the top travel destinations this year as well. Bangkok, London, and Paris are the top three, and, while Budapest is not among the top 10 in terms of the number of tourists, it placed quite well on another list. Index reports that Budapest is the fifth destination among the fastest developing European cities, ahead of Moscow and Berlin.

We absolutely love discovering new videos about Hungary on YouTube. Especially if they contain useful information and beautiful shots. Lonely Planet, travelers’ go-to website, has been on a Hungary roll recently. A few weeks ago they shared a stunning video about our bath culture, and now we came across a great introductory video about Hungary.

Photo: MTI

Source: MTI

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