Tourism in Debrecen exceeded expectations in 2022.
The number of guest nights exceeded the data measured in 2019 before COVID-19. In 2002, visitors spent almost 54,000 guest nights at the Aquaticum Hotel. Lajos Fazekas, the managing director of Aquaticum Debrecen Kft., said that they have noticed that they have 40-45 percent more guests this winter than last year, and many people visited the thermal spa as well.
The city’s diverse program offer can serve almost every target group, Lajos Fazekas said. He continued, explaining that cultural and sports events also attracted many people to the city, and it explains why Debrecen became the tourist settlement of the year out of 500 settlements by the booking platform Szállás.hu
Deputy Mayor of Debrecen Diána Széles said they registered 547,000 guest nights together with the accommodation providers, which exceeded the numbers of 2019.
Thanks to international flights, there are more German and Israeli tourists in the city; the ratio of domestic and foreign tourists in Debrecen has almost equalized.