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Tourism accommodation activity more intense at the end of the year
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Tourism accommodation activity more intense at the end of the year - December 2014
16 February 2015

In December 2014, the total number of overnight stays spent in tourism accommodation establishments stood at 2.1 million, corresponding to a year-on-year increase  of 15.5% (+11.4% in November). The growth registered in overnight stays of both residents and non residents was similar (+15.5% and +15.4%), with the external markets having represented 61.4% of the total.
The average stay stood at 2.33 nights (+0.7%) and the net bed occupancy rate was 26.1% (+2.5 p.p.).
The total revenue grew by 16.8% and revenue from accommodation went up by 18.7% (+15.8% and +14.7% in November).
RevPAR stood at EUR 18.2 (+14.4%), a growth above the one of the previous month (+10.3%).
When considering results from 2014 as a whole (preliminary results), tourism accommodation activity attained 46.1 million overnight stays (+11.0% comparing with 2013). The internal market grew by 13.0%, reversing the trend from the previous years, having attained 13.8 million overnight stays. Non residents spent 10.2% more overnight stays in 2014.
Revenue in 2014 went up by 12.8% in total revenue and by 13.5% in revenue from accommodation.

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