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Feb 10, 2017

Hungary's tourism industry grows as Budapest becomes European hotspot

The tourism surge has led to reports of an increase in hotels being built throughout the capital over the next 6-7 years to cater for the number of visitors to Budapest

Hungary's tourism industry has grown for another year as Budapest becomes even more popular with international travelers.

According to the Central Statistical Office (KSH), the number of guest nights in Hungary’s commercial lodgings grew by an annual 14.4 percent to 1,747,000 in December 2016.

Nights spent by Hungarian tourists rose by 8.6 percent to 853,000, while those spent by foreign visitors jumped 20.5 percent to 894,000 due to a low base related to the migrant crisis. Nights at Budapest hotels were up 22 percent. Revenue grew by 16.5 percent to 30.9 billion HUF.

The tourism surge has led to reports of an increase in hotels being built throughout the capital over the next 6-7 years to cater for the increased number of visitors to Budapest.