Press release 22/07/2019
SURVEY ON TOURIST ESTABLISHMENTS. JUNE 2019
Visitors to hotel establishments in the Basque Country rose by 4.3% in June 2019
The average daily rate (ADR) of hotels in the Basque Country stood at 101.6 euros in June 2019, up 5.7% on the year before
There were 298,247 visitors registered in the hotel establishments of the Basque Country in June 2019, 12,394 up on the same month of the previous year, which was an increase of 4.3% according to Eustat data. The number of visitors increased by 11.1% in Gipuzkoa and by 1.2% in Bizkaia, whereas there was a drop of 4.2% in Álava.
Furthermore, overnight stays registered in hotel establishments of the Basque Country in June 2019 reached 581,962, which was an increase of 5.4% on those registered in June of the previous year, that is, there were 29,769 more overnight stays. There was a year-on-year upward trend in overnight stays in Gipuzkoa, where they rose by 11.6% and in Bizkaia, where they were up 2.4%, but in Álava they were down 3.7%.
The number of visitors from within Spain rose by 0.2% in the Basque Country compared to June of the previous year, and the number of visitors from abroad increased by 9.2%. In the case of Álava, entries of Spanish visitors saw a 7.8% downturn, and there was a 4.3% increase in the case of foreign visitors. In Bizkaia, the number of visitors from within Spain fell by 0.4%, while the number of visitors from abroad rose by 3.3%. In Gipuzkoa there was an increase in Spanish visitor numbers of 5.4%, whereas the number of foreign visitors rose by 16.1%.
This June the average length of stay was 1.95 days, above the average length of stay of 1.93 days registered in June 2018. In Álava there was an increase from 1.80 days last year to 1.81 days in June of this year; in Bizkaia it rose from 1.89 days to 1.91 days; and in Gipuzkoa, the average length of stay increased from 2.03 days in June 2018 to 2.04 days in June 2019.
There was an increase of 1.1 percentage points in the bed occupancy rate for the Basque Country overall, where it went from 62.0% in June 2018 to 63.1% in June this year. In Álava the bed occupancy rate fell by 1.7 percentage points, standing at 53.1% in June 2019. Bizkaia registered a decrease of 0.7 percentage points, with a bed occupancy rate of 60.2% this June. In Gipuzkoa the occupancy rate was up 4.1 percentage points, achieving a bed occupancy rate of 70.0% in June 2019.
The occupancy rate per room also registered an increase, with a 1.1 percentage point rise for the Basque Country overall, reaching 75.4%. In Álava it was down 1.5 percentage points, standing at 65.6%, and in Bizkaia it decreased by 0.9 percentage points, reaching 74.5%. Meanwhile, in Gipuzkoa it rose by 4.3 percentage points, registering 80.1% occupancy per room.
The highest hotel bed occupancy rate in June this year was in Donostia-San Sebastián (79.4%), followed by Gipuzkoa Costa (72.6%) and Bilbao (64.9%).
Taking into account the day of the week, at weekends there was a higher occupancy in the Basque Country as a whole in June 2019, with 71.7% of beds occupied, whilst the registered occupancy stood at 59.3% on weekdays.
Finally, with regards to the profitability indicators of the sector, the average daily rate (ADR) of hotels in the Basque Country stood at 101.6 euros in June 2019, up 5.7% on the year before. The average rate stood at 77.9 euros in Álava, where it rose by 2.4%; 93.0 euros in Bizkaia, with an increase of 7.5%, and 118.0 euros in Gipuzkoa, where it was up 3.2%.
The revenue per available room (RevPAR) in the Basque Country overall, which is dependent on the occupancy rate of hotel establishments, stood at 76.6 euros in June 2019, a 7.3% increase on June 2018. The RevPAR stood at 51.1 euros in Álava, 69.3 euros in Bizkaia, and 94.5 euros in Gipuzkoa.
The occupancy rate per room during the Azkena Rock Festival stood at 92.0% in the hotel establishments of Vitoria
Visitor numbers during the Azkena Rock Festival, from 21 to 22 June (2 nights), rose to 2,447 in hotel establishments in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 6.3% more than during the festival of the previous year. In the same period, the number of overnight stays in Vitoria-Gasteiz was 5,398 (up 5.3% on the previous year), with an occupancy rate per room of 92.0%, 3.6 percentage points above the occupancy rate registered in 2018. In Álava there were 3,721 visitors and 7,629 overnight stays, with a room occupancy rate of 89.2% over the two given days.
In rural accommodation, visitor numbers decreased by 2.7% and overnight stays rose by 5.0% in June 2019
There were 16,035 visitors to rural tourism establishments in the Basque Country this June, 2.7% less than the same month of the previous year. By province, the number of visitors was up 9.5% in Álava, in Bizkaia there was a drop of 10.3%, and in Gipuzkoa there was a decrease of 2.8%. The 3,913 visitors originating from abroad signified a rise of 16.4% with regards to those received a year ago and represented 24.4% of the total number of visitors. For its part, the number of visitors from within Spain fell by 7.6%.
Rural tourism establishments and country cottages in the Basque Country recorded a total of 37,217 overnight stays in June, with an increase of 5.0% with respect to the same month of the previous year. At a provincial level, in Álava they increased by 19.1% and in Bizkaia they rose by 10.4%; in Gipuzkoa, however, they fell by 2.2%.
The bed occupancy rate stood at 28.9% with an increase of 1.6 percentage points on the figures obtained in June 2018. Álava experienced a rise of 2.0 percentage points, with the bed occupancy rate standing at 22.3%. In Bizkaia the occupancy rate was 30.8%, which meant an increase of 3.7 percentage points in relation to June 2018, and Gipuzkoa saw a rise of 0.5 percentage points to reach an occupancy rate this June of 31.0%.
Finally, the average length of stay per visitor increased this June with respect to June 2018, going from 2.15 days a year ago to 2.32 this last month.
For further information:
Eustat - Euskal Estatistika Erakundea / Basque Statistics Institute
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