The tourist accommodation sector registered 1.0 million guests and 2.1 million overnight stays in May 2021, which compares with 126.6 thousand guests and 261.6 thousand overnight stays in May 2020, when tourism activity was practically at a standstill. The levels reached in May 2021 were, however, lower than those observed in May 2019, with the number of guests and overnight stays having decreased by 62.3% and 68.6%, respectively. Compared with May 2019, overnight stays of residents decreased by 22.3% and those spent by non-residents declined by 83.8%.
The total revenue registered in the tourist accommodation establishments amounted to EUR 126.8 million and the revenue from accommodation was EUR 91.7 million. Compared with May 2019, total revenue decreased by 68.9% and revenue from accommodation declined by 69.7%.
Considering all tourism accommodation establishments, the average revenue per available room (RevPAR) was EUR 20.7 in May (EUR 10.8 in April). The average daily rate (ADR) amounted to EUR 77.6 in May (EUR 60.6 in April). In May 2019, RevPAR and ADR amounted to EUR 52.3 and EUR 87.8, respectively.
In the first five months of the year, the number of overnight stays declined by 48.8% resulting from rates of change of -3.6% regarding residents and -72.7% concerning non-residents. It should be noted that these rates of change are influenced by the fact that in the first two months of 2020 the impact of the pandemic has not yet been felt. Compared to the same period of 2019, overnight stays decreased by 79.7% (-53.3% in residents and -90.1% in non-residents). In this period, total revenue declined by 47.8% and revenue from accommodation decreased by 46.3%.
Between January and May 2021, considering the whole set of accommodation (tourist accommodation establishments, camping and holiday camps, and youth hostels), there were 2.4 million guests and 5.6 million overnight stays, corresponding to rates of change of -40.8% and -45.7% respectively, compared to the same period in 2020.