Hotel overnight stays grew by 3.3% in the Canary Islands in April, compared to the same month last year, to a total of 5,532,582, according to data made public this Tuesday by the National Statistics Institute (INE), which also indicate that with respect to April 2019, before the pandemic, the increase is 1.1%.
In April, the Canary Islands led in occupancy with an average of 70.3% and also in overnight stays by non-residents, with 27.5% of the country’s total, while prices increased by 6.1% and revenue per room by another 6%. Nationally, overnight stays increased by 20.9% in the first four months of the year, surpassing those recorded in the same period in 2019.
The British and Germans account for the majority of overnight stays in Spain in establishments that have increased their average billings by 8.8% to almost 105 euros in April. In April alone, overnight stays in Spanish hotel establishments exceeded 28 million, which represents an increase of 11.5% compared to the same month in 2022, when there were 25.1 million. Moreover, they are higher than those of the same month in 2019.
Overnight stays by travellers resident in Spain exceeded 10.7 million, representing 38.4% of the total. On the other hand, those of non-residents stood at over 17.3 million.
According to data from the INE’s Hotel Tourism Situation (CTH) statistics, last April the average hotel stay in Spain fell by 1.6% compared to the same month the previous year, standing at 2.9 overnight stays per traveller. Andalusia, Catalonia and Valencia were the main destinations for resident travellers in Spain last April, with 19.9%, 14.8% and 13.2% of the total number of overnight stays, respectively. After the Canary Islands, the next favourite destinations for non-residents were Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, with 18.7% and 18% of the total, respectively.
In April, 59.8% of the bedplaces offered in Spanish hotels were occupied, representing an annual increase of 7.4%. The weekend occupancy rate by bedplaces rose by 7.8% to 66.2%. The Canary Islands had the highest occupancy rate by bedplaces last month (70.3%), followed by the Balearic Islands, with 68.1%.
By tourist areas, the south of Tenerife had the highest occupancy rate by bedplaces (75.2%), while Barcelona had the highest weekend occupancy rate (79.8%). Mallorca recorded the highest number of overnight stays in April, with more than 3.1 million.
The tourist spots with the highest number of overnight stays were Barcelona, Madrid and Benidorm. Adeje had the highest occupancy rate by bedplaces (79%), while Santanyí had the highest weekend occupancy rate (91.5%), according to the statistics institute.
THE BRITISH AND GERMANS ARE IN THE LEAD
For yet another month, the British and Germans are in the lead in hotel accommodation in Spain. Travellers from the United Kingdom accounted for 22.1% of overnight stays and Germans for 18.3% of the total number of non-residents.
This was followed by tourists from France, the Netherlands and the United States (the next largest source markets), who accounted for 10%, 4.7% and 4.6% of the total, respectively.
The statistical institute has also released the annual rate of the Hotel Price Index (HPI) in Spain, which stood at 9.3% in April, which is 20 points less than that recorded in the same month of 2022, and 1.2 points less than that recorded last month.
By Autonomous Community, the highest increase in hotel prices with respect to April 2022 was recorded in Comunidad Foral de Navarra (15.1%). On the other hand, the lowest increase was recorded in Cantabria (1%). By categories, the highest increase in prices occurred in one-star silver establishments (13.4%).
AVERAGE EXPENDITURE RISES TO ALMOST 105 EUROS
This increase in overnight stays has been accompanied by an increase in hotel profits. Thus, the average daily turnover of hotels in Spain per occupied room (ADR) was 104.9 euros in April, which represents an increase of 8.8% compared to the same month in 2022.
For its part, the average daily revenue per available room (RevPAR), which is conditioned by the occupancy registered in hotel establishments, reached 70.1 euros, with an increase of 17.9%. By category, the average turnover was 251.8 euros for five-star hotels, 108.3 euros for four-star hotels and 81.7 euros for three-star hotels. The revenue per available room for these same categories was 171 euros, 79.1 euros and 56 euros, respectively.
The tourist spot with the highest ADR was Marbella, with an average daily revenue per occupied room of 183.3 euros. On the other hand, Barcelona had the highest RevPar, with revenue per available room of 147.6 euros.