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Overnight stays of non residents continued to reduce
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Overnight stays of non residents continued to reduce - September 2018
15 November 2018


Hotels and similar establishments registered 2.2 million guests and 6.2 million overnight stays in September 2018, corresponding to year-on-year change rates of +0.2% and -1.3%, respectively (+1.0% and -1.3% in August, by the same order). Overnight stays of residents accelerated to a 9.0% growth, while those of non residents decreased by 4.9% (+5.6% and -4.7% in August, respectively). In the 3rd quarter of 2018, overnight stays by residents increased by 5.4% (-0.2% in the 2ndQ and +10.6% in the 1st Q) and those from non residents had a 4.7% reduction (-4.3% in the 2ndQ and +6.0% in the 1st Q). 
In September, the average stay (2.78 nights) had a 1.5% reduction (+3.1% for residents and -2.2% for non residents).
The net bed occupancy rate (63.2%) declined by 1.6 p.p. (-1.5 p.p. in the preceding month).
Total revenue decelerated, growing by 1.2% (+3.6% in August) and amounting to EUR 420.2 million. Revenue from accommodation grew by 2.7% (+3.7% in August), ascending to EUR 314.1 million.

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