Index – Economy – Hungarian tourism has good prospects, but there is still much to gain
And according to Tamas Flesch, after a less-than-strong first half of this year, domestic accommodation bookings are much better – even if last year’s results are yet to be met. like this On Radio Information He explained that the gap is currently about 15 percent compared to 2022.
All in all, our summer balance sheet will be positive
– Summarized the head of the professional organization.
“The moment the weather is good, the appetite for bookings has already increased, so if the weather is good, it is possible that the autumn season will remain very strong. Overall, the whole year is expected to be positive even with an increase in the trend of nights for foreign guests and decreased nights for local guests.”
This is how we traveled this year
While the number of nights spent by domestic guests decreased by 8.4 percent, the number of nights spent by foreign guests increased by 13 percent this year. According to Thamas Flesch, there are two reasons for the decline in domestic bookings. The first is inflation, which has left many people unable to afford vacations.
The other is that since 2019, this year was the first year that it became possible to travel around the world without restrictions; That is, those who waited and gathered to go abroad did so anyway.
In addition, people who travel domestically have mostly only booked for two or three days, that is, they have mostly traveled only for a short period (weekends, long weekends), the head of the Hungarian Hotel and Restaurant Association added on InfoRádio.
As we wrote in the index, according to the latest data from the Central Statistical Bureau (KSH), in July, 2.2 million guests spent 6.4 million nights in tourist accommodations. The number of guests increased by 4.3 percent, and the number of guest nights was 1 percent lower than the previous year.
The number of nights spent by domestic guests decreased by 8.4 percent, while the number of nights spent by foreign guests increased by 13 percent. Between January and July, domestic guests spent 8.1 percent fewer guest nights and foreigners 13 percent more guest nights in tourist accommodations than in the same period the previous year.