The archipelago leads the occupation with more than 72% and is the second destination to attract non-resident tourism with 25.5%
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE/MADRID, 24 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Hotel overnight stays grew by 15.9% in the Canary Islands in October, compared to the same month of the previous year, reaching a total of 5,896,562, according to data made public this Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), which includes also that over October 2019, before the pandemic, growth exceeds 3%.
The Canary Islands is the second destination chosen by non-resident tourists with 25.5% of overnight stays, behind the Balearic Islands (26.1%) and ahead of Catalonia (16.7%).
The archipelago also presents the highest degree of hotel occupancy with 72.3% while hotel prices increased by 5.5%.
At the national level, Spanish hotel establishments exceeded 30 million overnight stays last October, which represents an increase of 25.4% compared to the same month of 2021.
The data also shows an increase of almost 11% in the average daily billing of hotels per occupied room, around 100 euros.
Overnight stays of travelers residing in Spain exceeded 9.7 million, representing 32.6% of the total. For their part, those of non-residents stood at over 20.2 million.
The average stay increased by 4.6% compared to October 2021, standing at a total of 3.1 overnight stays per traveller.
During the first 10 months of 2022, overnight stays in Spain increased by 98.1% compared to the same period of the previous year.
Andalusia, Catalonia and the Valencian Community were the main destinations for travelers residing in Spain in October, with 18.7%, 13% and 11.5% of the total overnight stays, respectively.
In October, 58.1% of the places offered were covered, with an annual increase of 10.3%. The weekend occupancy rate by bedplaces rose 8.8% and stood at 63.8%.
The Canary Islands presented the highest occupancy rate by beds during October (72.3%), followed by the Community of Madrid, with 62.4%.
By tourist area, Lanzarote reached the highest occupancy rate by bed (76.4%) while Barcelona reached the highest occupancy rate on weekends (78.1%) while Mallorca registered the highest number of overnight stays in October , with 4.5 million.
The tourist spots with the most overnight stays were Barcelona, Madrid and San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria). Adeje (Tenerife) presented the highest occupancy rate by beds (80.5%) and the highest occupancy on weekends (82.7%).
By nationality, travelers from the United Kingdom and Germany accounted for 26.6% and 20%, respectively, of the total overnight stays of non-residents in hotel establishments in October, according to INE data.
Overnight stays of travelers from France, the Netherlands and the United States (the following source markets) accounted for 8.7%, 4.4% and 4.1% of the total, respectively.
The data from the statistical institute show how the annual rate of the Hotel Price Index (IPH) stood at 11.7%, which is 8.8 points less than that registered in the same month of 2021, and 1.6 points less than the one registered last month.
By autonomous community, the greatest increases in hotel prices compared to October occurred in Comunidad de Madrid (28.6%) and Cataluña (26.1%). And the lowest in Principado de Asturias, with an annual variation rate of 1.4%.
By category, the highest price increase occurred in establishments with a silver star (23.5%).
The average daily billing of hotels for each occupied room (ADR) was 99.7 euros in October, which represents an increase of 10.9% compared to the same month in 2021.
For its part, the average daily income per available room (RevPAR), which is conditioned by the occupancy registered in hotel establishments, reached 66.4 euros, an increase of 24%.
The INE data show that by category, average billing was 225.9 euros for five-star hotels, 102.5 euros for four-star hotels, and 79.2 euros for three-star hotels. The income per available room for these same categories was 158.9 euros, 75.5 euros and 52.2 euros, respectively.
The tourist spot with the highest ADR was Marbella, with an average daily billing per occupied room of 180.7 euros. Barcelona, for its part, presented the highest RevPar, with revenue per available room of 139.7 euros.