The number of overnight stays in tourism accommodation establishments increased 8.6% in December 2013 (+5.9% than in November 2013). The internal market had a positive contribution (+6.1%), but not as much as the external markets (+10.3%). Considering these markets, it should be noted the substantial increase in overnight stays spent by guests from France, Spain and the USA.
Revenue also increased sharply in December (+11.1% in total revenue and +11.5% in revenue from accommodation) and at a faster pace than in the previous month (+5.6% and +7.2%).
In 2013, tourism accommodation establishments hosted 14.4 million guests (+4.2% than in 2012) and recorded 41.7 million overnight stays (+5.2%). This positive outcome was originated from the external markets (+8.0%), since the number of overnight stays from residents had a slight reduction (-0.9%).
The revenue trend was also positive in 2013 (+5.4% in total revenue and +6.4% in revenue from accommodation), inversely to the year before (-2.6% and -1.3% in 2012).