The tourist accommodation sector registered 208.2 thousand guests and 472.9 thousand overnight stays in February 2021, corresponding to year-on-year rates of change of -86.9% and -87.7% respectively (-78.8% and -78.5% in January, in the same order). Since the beginning of the pandemic, February was the third month with the largest reduction in the number of overnight stays, with only April and May 2020 recording higher reductions (-97.4% and -95.8% respectively). Overnight stays of residents declined by 74.8% (-61.0% in January) and those of non-residents decreased by 94.4% (-87.2% in the previous month).
The net bed occupancy rate (8.5%) decreased by 26.7 p.p. (-19.6 p.p. in January).
Total revenue registered in the tourist accommodation establishments amounted to EUR 18.6 million and the revenue from accommodation was EUR 14.3 million, corresponding to rates of change of -90.5% and -89.7%, respectively (-81.4% and -81.0% in January, in the same order).
The average revenue per available room (RevPAR) amounted to EUR 5.7 in February, corresponding to a decrease of 80.1% (-71.7% in January). The average daily rate (ADR) amounted to EUR 47.2 in February, which corresponded to a rate of change of -27.9% (-20.0% in January).
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