Hotel establishments recorded 1.8 million guests and 5.0 million overnight stays in May 2016, corresponding to year-on-year increases of 5.1% and 7.8% respectively (+7.6% and +6.1% in April). For the rise in overnight stays only non residents have contributed (+10.7% from +6.5% in the preceding month), since the internal market declined by 1.1% (+5.2% in April), interrupting the positive trend of the latest months.
The average stay increased (+2.6%; 2.73 nights) and also the net bed occupancy rate (+2.5 p.p.; 52.0%).
Total revenue (+14.9%) and revenue from accommodation (+15.8%) accelerated in comparison with the preceding month (+12.5% and +12.1% respectively).