Source: Canarian Weekly

The hotels in the Canary Islands achieved an average occupancy of 74.8% in July, a month in which they accommodated 945,647 travelers (654,510 of them foreigners), and registered 6.2 million overnight stays, according to data published this morning (Wednesday) by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), figures that are higher than July 2019 before the pandemic.

The Islands were the third most popular destination in Spain for foreigners in July, accounting for 18.8% of the overnight stays of tourists in Spain, only behind the Balearic Islands (35.9%) and Catalonia (20.4%).

The statistics published by the INE show that hotel prices have increased by 11.18% in the Canary Islands during July, compared to the same period of the previous year. In terms of profitability indicators, the average daily rate (ADR) on the islands stood at 112.08 euros, 9.67% more than in 2021; and revenue per available room was 89.3 euros, 67.8% more.

The data also shows that overnight stays increased in Spain in July by 60.7% compared to the same month of 2021, when a total of 26.3 million were registered. Overnight stays made by travelers residing in Spain exceeded 15.6 million, almost 35% of the total, while those of non-residents were 26.7 million.

Last month, the average stay in hotels in Spain was 3.4 nights per traveller, which represents an increase of 11.6% compared to the previous year. These figures confirm the consolidation of the recovery tourism in the country as a whole. So far this year overnight stays increased by 187.7% compared to the same period of 2021.

Andalusia, Catalonia and Valencia were the main destinations for travelers residing in Spain in July, with 24.4%, 15.5% and 13.9% of total overnight stays, respectively. But for non-residents, the favorite destination was the Balearic Islands, with 35.9% of total overnight stays, followed by Catalonia and the Canary Islands, with 20.4% and 18.8% of the total, respectively.

Regarding hotel occupancy, in July 69.9% of the places offered were covered, with an annual increase of 33.5%. The weekend occupancy rate by beds rose by 28% and stood at 73.2%. The Balearic Islands was the region with the highest occupancy rate by bed places during the month of July (87.6%), followed by the Canary Islands with 74.8%.

By origin, travelers from the United Kingdom and Germany accounted for 26.6% and 17.1%, respectively, of the total overnight stays of non-residents. Those made by travelers from France, the Netherlands and Italy (the following issuing markets) account for 9%, 5% and 4.4% of the total, respectively.