Foreign holidaymakers’ hotel stays surge by 9.8% in the Canary Islands in 2023, reaching 60.6 million

In 2023, hotel stays in the Canary Islands surged by 9.8% for foreign tourists, reaching 60.6 million, as per data from the National Statistics Institute (INE). This exceeded the 9.1 million stays by Spanish travelers.

In 2023, hotel establishments in the Canary Islands experienced a notable increase in overnight stays by foreign tourists, surging by 9.8% compared to the previous year, as revealed by hotel tourism data published by the National Statistics Institute (INE) on Wednesday. Specifically, there were a total of 60.6 million overnight stays by non-resident travelers, significantly surpassing the 9.1 million stays by Spanish travelers.

On a national level, Spain as a whole saw a substantial rise in overnight stays in hotel establishments, with an 8.4% increase in 2023 compared to the previous year. For the entire year, the total number of overnight stays in hotels exceeded 347.1 million, which, when compared to data from 2019, marked a 1.2% increase.

In the month of December alone, hotel overnight stays surpassed 17.9 million, registering a 7.8% growth compared to the same month in 2022. Breaking down the origin of these stays, overnight stays by residents of Spain increased by 1.3% in 2023, reaching a total of 121.5 million, while stays by foreigners exceeded 225 million, reflecting a substantial 12.6% increase. In both cases, these figures represent the highest recorded in the INE series.

Hotel stays surge by 9.8% in the Canary Islands in 2023, reaching 60.6 million

Favorite destinations among Spanish residents in 2023 were Andalusia, Catalonia, and the Valencian Community, with variations in the number of overnight stays of -1.2%, 0.2%, and -0.6%, respectively. For foreign tourists, the Canary Islands emerged as the top destination, accounting for 26.9% of the total number of overnight stays, with a significant 9.8% increase in foreign overnight stays.

Throughout 2023, an average of 60.3% of available hotel rooms were occupied, marking a 5.3% increase compared to 2022. On weekends, the occupancy rate reached 65.9%, reflecting a 3.8% rise.

Majorca stood out as the tourist area with the highest number of overnight stays, totaling 45.9 million, while Barcelona, Madrid, and San Bartolomé de Tirajana were the top tourist spots with the most overnight stays.

Travelers from the United Kingdom and Germany accounted for 97.9 million overnight stays, representing 43.4% of the total number of non-resident stays. Specifically, these numbers increased by 10.8% and 9.3%, respectively.

Hotel stays surge by 9.8% in the Canary Islands in 2023, reaching 60.6 million

In December, Andalusia, the Community of Madrid, and Catalonia were the primary destinations for Spanish residents, making up 18.8%, 15.6%, and 12.7% of total overnight stays, respectively. For non-residents, the Canary Islands, Catalonia, and Andalusia were the leading destinations, comprising 49.7%, 15.0%, and 11.8% of the total.

Regarding hotel performance, the Hotel Price Index (HPI) experienced an annual increase of 8.5% on average in 2023, marking an 8.5-point increase compared to 2022. In December, the HPI rose by 8.7% compared to the same month the previous year.

The average daily turnover per occupied room (ADR) reached €112.9 in 2023, while the average daily revenue per available room (RevPAR) averaged €77.1.

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