Overnight stays in hotels double until October and reach 286.5 million


Tourism is gradually recovering its tone after the serious crisis caused by the covid. Overnight stays in Spanish hotel establishments stood at 286.5 million between January and October, practically double that of the same period last year, a year that was heavily marked by the restrictions to deal with the spread of the coronavirus. Despite the positive evolution, the figure remains below that corresponding to the first ten months of 2019, when the pandemic had not yet broken out, with 20.7 million less.

Only in the month of October, overnight stays exceeded 30 million, which represents an increase of 25.4% compared to the same month of 2021, when there were 23.9 million. Considering the origin of the travelers, the overnight stays of residents in Spain totaled 9.7 million, almost a third of the total, while those of non-residents exceeded 20.2 million, according to data published today by the Institute National Statistics (INE).

The average stay in these hotel establishments increased by 4.6% compared to October 2021 and stood at 3.1 overnight stays per traveler. Andalusia, Catalonia and the Valencian Community were the main destinations of travelers residing in Spain in October, with 18.7%, 13.0% and 11.5% of the total overnight stays, respectively.

For its part, the main destination chosen by non-residents were the Balearic Islands, with 26.1% of the total, followed by the Canary Islands and Catalonia, with 25.5% and 16.7%, respectively. In October, 58.1% of the places offered were covered, with an annual increase of 10.3%, a percentage that rose to 63.8% on weekends.

The Canary Islands presented the highest occupancy rate by beds in October, with 72.3%, followed by Madrid, with 62.4%. By tourist areas, Lanzarote registered the highest occupancy rate by bed, 76.4%, while Barcelona was the first on weekends, with 78.1%.

Prices rise strongly in Madrid and Catalonia

The annual rate of the Hotel Price Index (IPH) stood at 11.7% which means 8.8 points less than a year earlier and 1.6 points less than in September. Even so, prices rose strongly in the Community of Madrid, 28.6% and Catalonia, 26.1%. The average daily billing of hotels for each occupied room (ADR) stood at 99.7 euros in October, which represents an increase of 10.9% compared to the same month in 2021. For its part, the average daily income for room available (RevPAR), which is conditioned by the occupancy registered in hotel establishments, reached 66.4 euros, with a rise of 24.0%.

By category, average billing is 225.9 euros for five-star hotels, 102.5 euros for four-star hotels, and 79.2 euros for three-star hotels, while revenue per available room was at 158.9, 75.5 and 52.2 euros, respectively. Marbella was the tourist city with the highest average daily billing per occupied room180.7 euros, while the most profitable was Barcelona, ​​with revenue per available room (RevPar) of 139.7 euros.

Source: lainformacion.com

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