Hungary Tourism Report

Published 04 August 2015

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Hungary Tourism Report

BMI View: Hungary's tourism sector is forecast to experience good growth up to 2019. This growth can be directly linked to the economic state of the country, something that is set to improve over the same period including an expected GDP growth of 3% over 2015. The sector will also benefit from increases in the number of inbound tourists, especially from nearby European countries, as other economies consolidate and disposable income becomes more readily available. The Hungarian government is keen to invest in tourism, including significant improvements in the travel infrastructure and developing better marketing to developing markets such as Asia and the Pacific.

Hungary's tourism is currently based predominantly around its major cities with the capital, Budapest, a particularly popular destination. This is highlighted by the number of domestic and international hotel chains with a range of properties in the largest urban areas and very little elsewhere. One of the most important markets for Hungary is Health Tourism. The government has been keen to stress the low cost of treatments and healthcare in the country compared to that of the UK, the US and Scandinavia. Health tourism is expected to grow by nearly 10% over the next five years.

Hungary, however, does have a lot more to offer tourists including stunning forests and mountains, beautiful lakes and attractions such as health spas set around thermal baths. Gastro-tourism also presents an excellent opportunity given the reputation of Hungary's wine regions and the relatively under-developed state of the tourism and accommodation sectors outside Budapest. Accommodation options further away from the cities could potentially be a niche market as the government improves its efforts to market these aspects of the country. Over 2015, we forecast Hungary to receive over 11.5mn inbound tourists, which suggests there is a demand for the country as a destination. Away from accommodation the tourism infrastructure...

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Inbound Travel
Table: Inbound Tourism (Hungary 2012-2019)
Table: Inbound Tourism, Top 10 Markets by Arrivals '000 (Hungary 2012-2019)
Outbound Tourism
Table: Outbound Tourism (Hungary 2012-2019)
Table: Outbound Tourism, Top 10 Markets by Departures '000 (Hungary 2012-2019)
Table: Receipts for Transport and Travel (Hungary 2012-2019)
Table: Breakdown of Methods of Tourist Travel (Hungary 2012-2019)
Table: Hotels and Restaurants Industry Value (Hungary 2012-2019)
Table: Hotel Accommodation (Hungary 2012-2019)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Tourism Risk/Reward Index
Table: Central Eastern Europe Tourism Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Domestic Hotel Groups
International Hotel Groups
Global Industry Overview
Table: Global Tourism Market - Key Themes
Global Assumptions
Global Macro Outlook
Table: Global Forecasts, 2014-2019
Table: Global And Regional Real GDP Growth, 2014-2017 (% change y-o-y)
Developed States
Table: Developed States, Real GDP Growth Forecasts, 2014-2017
Emerging Markets
Table: Emerging Markets, Real GDP Growth Forecasts, 2014-2017
Table: BMI Versus Bloomberg Consensus Real GDP Growth Forecasts, 2015 And 2016 (%)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Hungary 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Hungary 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population And Life Expectancy (Hungary 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Hungary 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Hungary 1990-2025)
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Hungary Tourism Report has been researched at source and features BMI Research's independent assessment and forecasts for tourist expenditure; government expenditure on tourism; passenger arrivals and departures by mode of transport, reason for travel, origin and destination; and the accommodation market.

BMI's Hungary Tourism Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Hungarian tourism industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent tourism industry forecasts for Hungary to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Hungarian tourism market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Hungarian tourism sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Hungary.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

This contains a synopsis of our forecasts, and any changes, together with an overview of key trends and developments in the tourism industry, and an assessment of the impact of various economic and national factors which might affect the sector. It also covers new transport projects, new hotel developments, and acquisitions.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the tourism sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Forecasts to end-2019 for all key indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecasts:

  • Inbound Tourism: Total arrivals (‘000 and growth % y-o-y), arrivals by region (‘000 and growth % y-o-y), arrivals by country (‘000 and growth % y-o-y), top 10 source countries for arrivals.
  • Outbound Tourism: Total departures (‘000 and growth % y-o-y), departures by regional destination (‘000 and growth % y-o-y), departures by country (‘000 and growth % y-o-y), top 10 destination countries.
  • Travel & Receipts: Methods of travel for arrivals (air, ship, rail) (‘000 and growth % y-o-y), international tourism receipts for transport (USDbn and growth % y-o-y), international tourism receipts for travel items (USDbn and growth % y-o-y).
  • Hotels: Hotel industry value (USDbn and growth % y-o-y), number of hotels (‘000 and growth % y-o-y), total overnight stays (‘000 and growth % y-o-y), length of stay, occupancy rate (%), number of total

BMI’s Tourism Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (tour operators, tourism infrastructure investors, financial institutions) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards.

Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Overview

This contains a comprehensive overview of the tourism industry in the country, its overall value, the value of its hotels industry, trends in the hotels industry and any new developments. It also contains an evaluation of the top 10 global hotel groups’ presence in the country, which brands are present in which cities, the number of hotels and any planned developments and strategies. The Market Overview also considers the tourism infrastructure developments in the country, in particular transport infrastructure projects such as ports and airports. Tables are also included from our regularly updated Key Projects Database, which contain details of projects, their value, the time frame, their current status, the companies involved and their estimated completion dates.

Competitive Landscape

This section provides insight into key domestic players in the hotel industry, discussing, for example, the number of hotels, brands, financial data, geographical spread, recent developments and strategies of individual companies.

The Tourism Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reprts instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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