Hotel establishments recorded 2.0 million guests and 5.4 million overnight stays in May 2017, figures that relate to year-on-year change rates of 7.9% and 7.2% (21.3% and 24.5% in April 2017, respectively). Overnight stays of residents increased by 7.0% (28.0% in April) while those from non residents went up by 7.3% (23.3% in April). The deceleration reflected the Easter calendar effect that positively affected the results for the previous month and negatively those of March. In the three-month period (March, April and May), the number of overnight stays from residents increased by 7.8% and those from non-residents raised 11.3%, leading to a 10.4% increase in total overnight stays.
The average stay (2.73 nights) decreased by 0.7%. The net bed occupancy rate (55.0%) increased by 3.3 p.p.
Total revenue continued to rise (19.5%) although less than in the previous month (31.1% in April), having reached EUR 318.8 million. Revenue from accommodation amounted to EUR 230.0 million, corresponding to +21.0% (34.4% in April).