Hotel take-up 22.1% down on 2019 in August
Hotel bookings for tourists were down 22.1% in August on 2019 according to the latest figures from the national statistics institute (INE).
The sector registered 2.5 million guests and 7.5 million nights in August, the figures were, however, up 35.6% and 47.6% respectively (+60.4% and +73.0% in July).
The numbers achieved in August were, however, less than those seen in August 2019, with the number of guests and hotel nights standing at 23.6% and 22.1% respectively.
In August the internal tourism market contributed with €4.2 million nights, the highest monthly level since records began, and was up 24.2%. The number of overseas visitors grew 94.5% with 3.3 million nights. Compared to August 2019, there was a growth of 22.6% in 2019 there was a growth of 22.6% in the number of nights spent by resident holidaymakers and a fall of 46.9% in overseas nightly bookings.
Revenues registered in tourism accommodation reached €515.8 million in total and €410.2 million regarding rooms. Compared with August 2019, total revenues fell 19.2% and revenues per rooms fell 19.3%.
The average income per room (RevPAR) WAS €71.4 in August (€40.2 in July). The average income per occupied room (ADR) was €115.8 in August (€98.7 in July).
In the first eight months of 2021 total revenues increased by 25% on 2020 and 27.2% on rooms. Compared with the same period in 2019, variations of -57.1% and -56.7% were registered respectively,