The number of guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary rose by an annual 57.4 percent to 1,328,000 in June after pandemic-related restrictions were eased, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Monday show.
Commercial accommodations re-opened to tourists with Covid immunity certificates on May 1.
KSH noted that the number of guest nights in June was down by 57.4 percent from the same month in 2019.
The number of guest nights spent by domestic travellers increased by 51.1 percent to 1,107,000 in June from the same month a year earlier and the number spent by foreign visitors climbed 99.0 percent to 222,000.
Revenue from commercial accommodations rose by 85.1 percent to 24.9 billion forints.
For the period January-June, the number of guest nights at commercial accommodations was down by 48.0 percent year-on-year at 2,772,000. The number of guest nights spent by domestic travellers fell by 29.5 percent to 2,141,000 and the number spent by foreigners dropped 72.5 percent to 631,000.
Revenue from commercial accommodations fell 47.8 percent to 53.0 billion forints in January-June.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a number of negative effects on several areas of the economy. Tourism was no exception. By 2021, however, everything seems to be starting to return to the pre-coronavirus period. Many more people in Hungary have travelled abroad this year than in 2020. Further growth in the tourism sector can be expected in the future. Read more HERE.