Hotel establishments recorded 1.4 million guests and 3.7 million overnight stays in March 2016, the equivalent to year-on-year increases of 18.8% and 20.3%. This outcome surpassed the one in the preceding month (+14.9% and +15.5%) and is partly linked to a calendar effect since Easter was celebrated in March 2016 while in 2015 it was celebrated in April. The increase in overnight stays benefited from the contribution of the internal market (+18.5%) and from the external markets (+21.0%).
The average stay was 2.70 nights (+1.2%) and the net bed occupancy rate stood at 41.1% (+5.9 p.p.).
Revenue also increased (+22.5% in total revenue and +25.6% in revenue from accommodation), accelerating when compared with the preceding month (+21.5% and +21.4%).