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Steep increases in overnight stays and revenue
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Steep increases in overnight stays and revenue - October 2016
15 December 2016


Hotel establishments recorded 1.8 million guests and 5.0 million overnight stays in October 2016, figures that relate to year-on-year increases of 12.7% and 12.4% respectively, quite considerably above the results of the preceding month (+8.4% and +7.3%). The outcome in overnight stays had the contribution of both the internal market (+12.5%) and the external markets (+12.3%), both steeply accelerating in relation to September (+5.6% and +7.9% respectively).
The average stay presented a slight declined (-0.3%; 2.75 nights), while the net bed occupancy rate recorded an increase of 3.3 p.p., standing at 51.0%.
Revenue also accelerated (+19.8% in total revenue and +21.3% in revenue from accommodation), compared with September (+17.6% and +17.0%, respectively).

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