While last year the number of guest nights spent in commercial accommodation fell by 40 per cent due to the coronavirus epidemic, it increased by 18 per cent in the seasonal private accommodation sector, which enables better distance, Illág Virág, head of the Siófok Communication and Tourism Office, informed MTI.
Last year, 909,000 guest nights were spent in the city’s accommodations in the first eleven months, a 15 percent decrease from the same period in 2019.
According to Virág Illés, the epidemic situation hit hotels and inns, which are open all year round, the most, with an average decrease of 40 percent in the number of guest nights and 24 percent in revenues, adding that private accommodation had become more expensive during the summer.
According to data from the municipal tax office, the trend reversed for the first time in many years last year, and the city’s private accommodations have more traffic than commercial accommodations. The former registered 492,534 guest nights and the latter 416,296 guest nights.