Tourist Accommodations Host 1.4 Million Guests for 3.4 Million Overnight Stays in June

14 August 2021

The figures represent an increase compared to June 2020, when there were 476,700 guests for one million overnight stays.

However, the levels in June 2021 were lower than those in June 2019 (-50.1% and -52.6%, respectively), according to data released today by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Compared to June 2019, resident overnight stays fell by 7.6%, while non-residents dropped 72%.

Tourist accommodation establishments reported 212.7 million euros in total revenues, versus 158.2 million euros for room rentals. Compared to June 2019, total income decreased by 54.4%, and the relative to quarters decreased by 55.4%.

RevPAR, or the average income per available room, reached 31.8 euros in June (20.5 euros in May). The average revenue per occupied room totalled €87.4 in June (€76.7 in May). In June 2019, those figures stood at 62.1 euros and 97.6 euros, respectively.

In the first half of the year, there was a 21.3% decrease in total overnight stays, resulting from an increase of 23.7% for residents and a drop of 50.8% for non-residents. According to the INE, the figures are largely due to the fact that the impact of the pandemic had not yet been felt in the first two months of 2020.  Overnight stays fell by 73.4% (-42.3% for residents and -85.9% for non-residents) compared to the same period of 2019.

In this period, revenues declined by 13.4% in total and by 11.3% q-o-q (-74.2% and -74.1%, compared to the first half of 2019). Between January and June 2021, considering the whole accommodation sector (tourist accommodation establishments, camping and holiday camps and youth hostels), there were 3.9 million guests and 9.4 million overnight stays, own 15.6% and 19.1%, respectively, compared to the same period of 2020.

Average revenue per overnight stay reached 41.9 euros in this period, equal to growth of 12.6% compared to the same period of 2020 (-2.7% vs the first half of 2019).

Translation: Richard D K Turner