The number of overnight stays in Spanish hotel establishments rose by 10.8% in the first seven months of 2023 compared to the same period last year, according to data provided on Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE), which states that in July this year, overnight stays increased by 2.5%, while sales rose by more than 6%.
In the month of July, overnight stays in Spanish hotels exceeded 43.1 million, representing an increase of 2.5% over the same month last year.
Overnight stays by travelers resident in Spain exceeded 15.3 million, representing 35.6% of the total. Non-residents, on the other hand, accounted for more than 27.7 million.
The average length of stay fell by 0.6% compared to July 2022, to 3.4 nights per traveler, according to data from INE’s Hotel Tourism Situation Survey. In the first seven months of 2023, hotel overnight stays in Spain increased by 10.8% compared to the same period last year. What’s more, they exceeded those of the first seven months of 2019.
For Spanish travelers, Andalusia, Catalonia and the Valencian Community were the preferred destinations for hotel accommodation last month, while foreigners opted for the Balearic Islands with 34.5% of the total number of overnight stays.
This was followed by other destinations such as Catalonia and the Canary Islands, with 20.9% and 18.4% of the total, respectively. In July, 70.2% of available hotel beds were occupied, representing an annual increase of 1.3%. Weekend occupancy rates rose by 1.5% to 74.1%.