Great results for happy Spanish hoteliers

THE hotel industry continues to boast healthy results with rising bookings.
Overnight stays in hotels increased by 3.3 per cent during the first six months of 2015, if compared with the same period of 2014, according to the data provided by the National Statistics Institute (INE).
More than 32 million overnight stays in hotels were booked in June, 1.6 per cent more than the same month of 2014. In the sixth month of the year, overnight stays by Spanish residents also grew by 6.3 per cent.
The United Kingdom and Germany were the countries which sent the biggest numbers of visitors to Spanish hotels in June, with 29.7 and 25 per cent of the total overnight stays. The British market grew by 4.9 per cent. Also noteworthy were numbers corresponding to France, Italy and The Netherlands, with tourists numbers from each country rising by 9.8, 6.8 and 4.9 per cent respectively.
Foreigners chose the Balearic Islands as their preferred destination with 36.2 per cent of the total overnight stays.
In terms of hotel occupancy, June registered levels of up to 60.1 per cent of the total places offered, with a year-on-year increase of 1.6 per cent.
The average charge per hotel room was €76.2 in June, 7.4 per cent more than the same month of 2014.

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