Hotel nights almost quintupled in October after reaching 23.8 million




Overnight stays in hotel establishments rose 67.4% in the first ten months of the year compared to the same period of 2020 in a context marked by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the tourism sector.

Only in the month of October, overnight stays in Spanish hotels exceeded 23.8 million, which means multiplying by more than four (365.6%) those made in the same month of 2020, as reported this Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

On the basis of origin, overnight stays by travelers residing in Spain, which represented 39.9% of the October total, exceeded 9.5 million, while those of foreigners exceeded 14.3 million.

If the data for October of this year is compared with the same month of 2019, without a pandemic, overnight stays in hotel establishments show a decrease of 21.4%, due exclusively to the decline in overnight stays made by foreigners (-33.5% ), since those of Spaniards increased by 8.4%, above, therefore, the prepandemic levels.

The average stay increased in October by 38.3% compared to the same month of 2020, standing at 3 overnight stays per traveler.

During October, 13,574 hotel establishments opened in Spain, 27.2% more than in the same month of 2020, which represents 74.4% of the total directory of establishments this month.

Main destinations

The Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands and Andalusia were the main destinations of the total number of travelers in Spain in October, with 21.2%, 16.5% and 16% of total overnight stays, respectively.

The places most chosen by travelers residing in Spain were Andalusia, Catalonia and the Valencian Community, while the favorite place for non-residents was the Canary Islands, with 30.3% of total overnight stays. The next destinations for non-residents are the Balearic Islands and Andalusia.

The annual rate of the Hotel Price Index (HPI) stood at 20.3% in October, which is 35.3 points above that registered in the same month of 2020, and 4.4 points more than that registered last month.

The hotels average daily billing for each occupied room (ADR) was 89.4 euros in October, which represents an increase of 38.9% compared to the same month in 2020. For its part, the average daily income per room available (RevPAR), which is conditioned by the occupancy registered in hotel establishments, reached 53.4 euros, with a rise of 228.3%.

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