- 13 Apr 2015 9:00 AM
Hungary received 42 per cent more guests from Great Britain, 11 per cent more from Italy and 5.4 per cent more from Austria than in the identical period of the previous year. However, the number of guest nights decreased in the case of tourists from Russia, the Ukraine and Germany, by 36, 11 and 5.1 per cent respectively.
Inland guests spent 609 000 guest nights at commercial hospitality facilities, slightly above the 595 000 guest nights spent in Hungary by foreign tourists in Hungary. Overall, the number of foreign guests increased by 13 per cent and the number of guest nights by 11 per cent. In the case of domestic guests, the figures reflect a 9.6 and 9 per cent increase respectively.
Lakes Balaton and Tisza, two of the country’s natural highlights, were however less popular among both foreign and inland tourists this year than in 2014.
The increase comes shortly after it was announced that 2014 was a record year for the Hungarian hospitality industry, with filming crews alone spending 100 000 guests nights in the country.
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