Press release 21/08/2008

SURVEY ON TOURIST ESTABLISHMENTS (EETR ) JULY 2008



Number of visitors fell by 2% in July 2008



Overnight stays decreased by 5% in July


There were 212,546 visitors registered in the hotel establishments of the A.C. of the Basque Country in July 2008, 5,000 down on the same month of the previous year, in other words a 2% decrease, according to Eustat data. The number of visitors decreased by 1% in Gipuzkoa and 4% in Bizkaia, but rose by 1% in Álava, compared to the same month of 2007.


The number of visitors from within Spain fell by 2% with respect to July 2007. The number was down in Bizkaia (-1%) and in Gipuzkoa (-3%), while it remained unchanged in Álava (0%). The number of overseas visitors increased in Álava by 3% and in Gipuzkoa by 2%, while it fell by 8% in Bizkaia.


The main increase was in the number of visitors from Madrid, Andalusia, Castilla-León, Aragón and Galicia. There was a decrease of the number of visitors from Catalonia, Valencia and Asturias, among others. As regards the number of overseas visitors, there was a fall in the number from Germany, Denmark, Holland and Italy and a decrease in those from Belgium, the United Kingdom, Latin America and France, among others.


Registered overnight stays in July 2008 came to 407,306, which was 5% down on July 2007, in other words, there were 20,000 fewer overnight stays. The year-on-year performance of overnight stays was negative in the three territories: they fell by 4% in Bizkaia, by 7% in Gipuzkoa and 1% in Álava.


Throughout the A.C of the Basque Country, the average length of stay was down 2 percentage points, from 1.96 days in July of the previous year to 1.92 days this past July. It increased in Bizkaia by 1%, but was down by 6% in Gipuzkoa and by 1% in Álava.

The occupancy rate by bed fell by 7%, and dropped from 57.00% in July of last year to 53.10% this July. The occupancy rate by room fell by 5%. Both occupancy rates decreased in the three provinces to different degrees.


Rural tourism: The number of visitors was up by 17% and overnight stays were down by -2%.


There were 13,958 visitors registered in July in rural tourism establishments in the A. C. of the Basque Country; 17% more than the same month of last year, increasing by 37% in Álava, 14% in Bizkaia and 15% in Gipuzkoa. The increase in the number of visitors from the rest of Spain was 13% in the A.C. of the Basque Country: it was up by 31% in Álava, 12% in Gipuzkoa and down by 8% in Bizkaia. The number of overseas visitors dropped by 37% throughout the A.C of the Basque Country, with the number falling in Álava (116%), Bizkaia (37%) and Gipuzkoa (30%).


Overnight stays in rural tourism establishments of the A.C. of the Basque Country totalled 42,338 in July, which was down by 2% compared to the same month of previous year. The year-on-year growth rate was positive in Álava (21%) and negative in Gipuzkoa (-5%) and in Bizkaia (-4%).


The average length of stay per visitor in the A.C. of the Basque Country overall increased with respect to July 2007, rising from 3.64 days a year ago to 3.03 days this past July.


The occupancy rate by beds fell by 2% and the occupancy rate by room fell by 11% in the A.C. of the Basque Country, due to the negative impact of Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa.


Table 1: Monthly Result

Source: EUSTAT


For further information:

Euskal Estatistika-Erakundea / Basque Statistics Office
C/ Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 01010 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Tel.: +34-945-01 75 00 Fax: +34-945-01 75 01 E-mail: eustat@eustat.es
Contact: Gerardo Pérez Aja
Tel:+34-945-01 75 06 Fax:+34-945-01 75 01
Online press releases: www.eustat.es
Databank: www.eustat.eus/bancopx/english/indice.aspx
 

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Number of visitors fell by 2% in July 2008

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JULIO DE 2008
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08/21/2008
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