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Submitted by JP on Fri, 09/10/2021 - 15:50
Hungary: Domestic tourism has closed the most successful summer of all time

In total, 14.9 million guest nights were registered at accommodation establishments in Hungary this summer, which is 25 percent more than in 2020, and the number of domestic guest nights reached 11.9 million. – This is an outstanding achievement – said Zoltán Guller the CEO of the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTÜ).

Lake Balaton. Photo by GYORGY VARGA / MTI / PAP/EPA

The order of tourist destinations remained unchanged: most people chose Lake Balaton, followed by Mátra – Bükk and Debrecen and its surroundings. The number of guest nights spent by foreigners increased the most in Gyula and its region, almost three times the summer value of 2020.

Castle in Gyula. Photo by Váradi Zsolt / licencja Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic 

Budapest's tourism was supported by several major events this summer:  the European Football Championship, Formula One and the St. Stephen's Day series of events. Most hotel guests in the Hungarian capital were received on 20th of August.