Hotel Stays in Spain Up 7% in May
June 28th, 2013
According to figures released on Monday by the National Statistics Institute, Spanish hotels recorded 26.3 million overnight stays in May, representing an increase of 7% over the same month of 2012, thanks to the increase in demand in both the domestic and the international markets.
After falling by 11% in the month of April before the usual Easter surge in demand, the indicator returned to the positive rates of March with a rise of 4.3% in the case of overnight stays by residents, and an increase of 8.3% in overnight stays of non-residents.
Hotel prices in May recorded a cut of 1.1%, with revenue per occupied room at 65.1 euros on average, representing an increase of 0.8%, and revenue per available room of 36.3 euros, up 5.4%.
The average stay rose by 1.8% in May year-on-year and stood at 3.2 nights per guest.
During the first five months of the year, overnight stays fell 1% compared to the same period last year.
In May, the regions of Andalucía, Valencia, Cataluña and Madrid were the main destinations for guests resident in Spain, with rates for overnight stays of 11.1%, 14.3%, –0.7% and –11.4%, year-on-year, respectively.
The main destination chosen by non-residents in May was the Balearic Islands, with overnight stays by foreign nationals increasing by 5.2%, compared with the same month of 2012. Cataluña was the second most popular destination with an annual rate of 12.8%, followed by the Canary Islands, with an increase of 8.5%.
Tourists from the United Kingdom and Germany accounted for 28.3% and 25.5%, respectively, of the total of overnight stays by non-residents in May. The British market experienced a 9.9% annual increase, and the German market decreased by 3.4%.
Overnight stays of travellers from France, the Netherlands and Russia registered increases, year-on-year, of 23.1%, 8.7% and 18.0%, respectively.
- Non-hotel overnight stays increased by 5% in 2011
- Overnight Hotel Stays Increase 3.2% in October
- Hotel Stays Down 3.5% in March