According to data published yesterday by the National Statistics Institute, the tourist accommodation sector hosted 1.1 million guests for a total of 2.6 million overnight stays in December 2021, increases of 150.0% and 170.4%, respectively (+265.0% and +287.2% in November). However, the figures for December 2021 were lower than in December 2019, falling 28.9% for guests and 26.7% for overnight stays.
The domestic market contributed 1.1 million overnight stays (+92.6%), while external markets totalled 1.5 million (+292.5%). Compared to December 2019, there were decreases in both resident (-12.2%) and non-resident (-34.9%) overnight stays. 36.0% of tourist accommodation establishments were closed or had no guests (vs 34.8% in November).
According to preliminary data for 2021, tourist accommodation establishments hosted 14.5 million guests and 37.5 million overnight stays, equal to increases of 39.4% and 45.2% (-61.6% and -63.2% in 2020, respectively). Compared to the same period in 2019, the number of guests decreased by 46.4%, while overnight stays fell by 46.6% (-10.9% for residents and -62.0% for non-residents).