Hotel establishments recorded 989.2 thousand guests and 2.3 million overnight stays in December 2015, corresponding to year-on-year increases of 9.6% and 9.8%, above the results of November (+7.2% and +8.4%). Overnight stays from the external markets reinforced their growth (+7.4% in the previous month and +11.6% in December) while the internal market increased but slowing down (+10.8% in November and +7.1% in December).
The average stay was 2.29 nights and increased slightly (+0.2%). The net bed occupancy rate stood at 28.3% (+2.2 p.p.).
The evolution of revenue was clearly positive (+14.6% in total revenue and +16.1% in revenue from accommodation) and surpassed the record of the previous month (+11.9% and +13.1%).
In the whole year of 2015 (preliminary data), hotel establishments registered 17.4 million guests and 48.9 million overnight stays (+8.6% and +6.7% respectively). Overnight stays from residents stood at 14.5 million (+5.3%) and those spent by non residents totalled 34.4 million (+7.3%).
Increases in revenue stood above the ones recorded in overnight stays in 2015 (+13.1% in total revenue and +14.7% in revenue from accommodation).