The number of overnight stays in hotels in the Canary Islands reached 5.7 million euros in the month of January, of which 525,817 were residents, while 5.1 million euros came from international travellers. The information was made known by the National Statistics Institute (INE) this Thursday. According to it, the average stay in hotels in the islands was seven days.
In Spain as a whole, overnight stays exceeded 15.5 million last January, which represents an increase of 46.4% compared to the same month in 2022with the the average stay in hotels in Spain was around three nights with an average price of around 95 euros.
The main destination chosen by non-residents was the Canary Islands, with 53.3% of total overnight stays. The next favourite destinations for international tourists were Catalonia and Andalusia, with 14.5% and 10.9% of the total, respectively.
In January, 45.8% of the available bedplaces were filled, with an annual increase of 37.4%. The weekend occupancy rate by bedplaces rose by 30.4% to 50.8%.
Data from the statistics institute show that the Canary Islands had the highest occupancy rate by bedplaces during January (71%), followed by the Community of Madrid, with 47.1%.
By tourist areas, southern Gran Canaria had the highest occupancy rate by bedplaces (76.4%), and the highest weekend occupancy rate (76.7%). The island of Tenerife recorded the highest number of overnight stays in January, with 2.1 million.
The tourist destinations with the highest number of overnight stays were Madrid, Barcelona and San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Puerto de La Cruz had both the highest occupancy rate by bedplaces (78.7%) and the highest weekend occupancy rate (79.2%).
Travellers from the United Kingdom and Germany accounted for 22% and 15.8%, respectively, of the total number of overnight stays by non-residents in hotel establishments in January, as reports INE.
Overnight stays by travellers from France, Italy and the Netherlands, which are the following markets of travellers, accounted for 6.5%, 5.6% and 4.5% of the total, respectively.