The tourist accommodation sector registered 1.6 million guests and 4.0 million overnight stays in March 2022, corresponding to increases of 464.1% and 543.2%, respectively (+503.8% and +523.5% in February, in the same order). However, the levels attained in March 2022 were lower than pre-pandemic ones, with reductions of 15.3% in the number of guests and 12.7% in overnight stays when compared with March 2019.
In March, the domestic market contributed 1.3 million overnight stays and the external markets amounted to 2.7 million. When compared with March 2019, there were decreases in the number of overnight stays spent by non-residents (-16.5%) and, to a lesser extent, by residents (-3.6%).
The total revenue from the tourist accommodation establishments amounted to EUR 233.9 million of which EUR 168.8 million referred to revenue from accommodation. When compared with March 2019, both total revenue and revenue from accommodation decreased by 5.8%.
The average revenue per available room (RevPAR) was EUR 31.3 in March (EUR 24.3 in February). The average daily rate (ADR) amounted to EUR 74.3 in March (EUR 68.0 in February). When compared to March 2019, the RevPAR decreased by 7.4% and the ADR increased by 4.4%.
In the first quarter of 2022, there was a 398.5% increase in the total number of overnight stays (+176.2% in residents and +845.6% in non-residents). When compared to the same period in 2019, the number of overnight stays decreased by 18.8% (-1.6% for residents and -26.4% for non-residents). In this period, the total revenue increased by 536.4% and the revenue from accommodation grew by 509.2%. In comparison with the first quarter of 2019, the total revenue decreased by 15.7% and the revenue from accommodation declined by 14.6%.
In the first quarter of the year, considering all means of accommodation (tourist accommodation establishments, camping and holiday camps, and youth hostels), there were 3.9 million guests and 9.7 million overnight stays registered, corresponding to increases of 356.6% and 346.8%, respectively.