Hotel establishments recorded 2.1 million guests and 5.9 million overnight stays in September 2016, figures that relate to year-on-year increases of 7.5% and 6.5% respectively, above the results of August (+3.6% and +4.2%). The internal market (+4.9% overnight stays) recovered in relation to the preceding month (-2.9%), while the growth of the external markets (+7.2%) stood slightly below the one observed in the preceding month (+8.2%).
The average stay declined slightly (-0.9%; 2.87 nights), contrary to the net bed occupancy rate (+1.7 p.p.; 61.4%).
Total revenue increased by 16.5% and revenue from accommodation went up by 16.2%, accelerating compared to the preceding month (+12.9% and +14.3%, respectively).