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Tourist Activity with deeper contraction in November. Revenue with 80% losses
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Tourist Activity with deeper contraction in November. Revenue with 80% losses - November 2020
15 January 2021


The tourist accommodation sector registered 407.1 thousand guests and 940.2 thousand overnight stays in November 2020, corresponding to year-on-year rates of change of -76.8% and -76.9% respectively (-60.1% and -63.6% in October 2020, in the same order). Overnight stays of residents declined by 58.8% (-22.2% in October) and those of non-residents decreased by 85.5% (-76.7% in the previous month).
Total revenue recorded a rate of change of -79.5% (-68.2% in October) amounting to EUR 47.1 million. Revenue from accommodation was EUR 32.8 million, decreasing by 80.2% (-69.2% in the previous month).
In November, 46.9% of the tourist accommodation establishments were closed or had no movement of guests (33.4% in October).
In November, considering the whole set of means of accommodation (tourist accommodation establishments, camping and holiday camps, and youth hostels), there were 440.7 thousand guests and 1.1 million overnight stays, corresponding to rates of change of -76.0% and -74.2% respectively (-58.8% and  61.5% in October, in the same order).

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