Saturday. 13.04.2024

Hotel overnight stays in Spain increased in January in year-on-year terms despite the spread of the Omicron variant, which brought the incidence of the coronavirus to the highest levels of the pandemic and forced the health authorities to impose new restrictions.

According to the Spanish statistical office (INE), in January, overnight stays in hotel establishments exceeded 10.5 million, which represents an increase of 328.4% compared to the same month of 2021, when there were 2.4 million.

Considering the origin of the tourists, the overnight stays of travelers residing in Spain exceed 4.5 million, which represents 42.7% of the total. On the other hand, those of non-residents are above 6 million.

According to the INE, the main destination chosen by non-residents is the Canary Islands, with 56.8% of total overnight stays.

Following the Canaries, the next favourite destinations for non-residents are Catalonia and Andalusia, with 12.3% and 10.5% of total overnight stays, respectively.

Source markets

Distribution of non-residents overnight stays. Source: INE.
Distribution of non-residents overnight stays in January 2022. Source: INE.

Travelers from the United Kingdom and Germany accounted for 18.1% and 16.6%, respectively, of the total overnight stays by non-residents in hotel establishments in January.

Overnight stays by travelers from France, the Netherlands and Italy (the following source markets) accounted for 7.4%, 7.0% and 4.8% of the total, respectively.

The average daily turnover of hotels for each occupied room is 85.4 euros in January, which represents an increase of 37.3% compared to the same month in 2021.

6 million overnight stays by foreign tourists in Spanish hotels in January