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Preliminary results for 2017 point to increases of 8.9% in guests and 7.4% in overnight stays - December 2017
14 February 2018

Summary

Hotel establishments recorded 1.2 million guests and 2.7 million overnight stays in December 2017, figures that relate to year-on-year change rates  of +11.1% and +9.8% (+10.5% and +8.8% in November, respectively). Overnight stays of the internal market accelerated, increasing by 10.5% (+7.2% in the previous month) while those from the external markets grew by 9.4% (the same growth recorded in November).
The average stay (2.32 nights) decreased by 1.2% (-4.5% in the case of non residents). The net bed occupancy rate (32.1%) increased by 1.8 p.p.
Total revenue grew by 18.1% (16.4% in November) and stood above EUR 160.2 million. Revenue from accommodation increased by 21.1% (18.0% in the previous month) totalling EUR 108.3 million.
Considering the whole year of 2017 (preliminary data), hotel establishments recorded 20.6 million guests and 57.5 million overnight stays which corresponded to annual increases of 8.9% and 7.4% respectively (+9.2% and +9.6% in 2016). The internal market contributed with 15.9 million overnight stays (+4.1%) and the external markets with 41.6 million overnight stays (+8.6%). Overnight stays of the external markets represented 72.4% of the total overnight stays (71.5% in 2016). Total revenue increased by 16.6% and revenue from accommodation grew by 18.3% (+17.3% and +18.2% in 2016).


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