Arrivals and nights spent in hotels up in 9-month period
According to the survey of ELSTAT on arrivals and nights spent in hotels, similar establishments and tourist campsites, an increase of 4.3 percent is recorded in arrivals and an 2.2 percent increase in nights spent, for the period of January-September of 2015, compared with the corresponding period of 2014.
More specifically, during the period of January-September 2015, a significant increase, in absolute values, is observed in arrivals and nights spent in hotels, similar establishments and tourist campsites by non-residents of 4.9 percent and 2.4 percent respectively, while the arrivals and nights spent by residents, in absolute values, increased slightly (2.8 percent in arrivals and 1.0 percent in nights spent) compared with the corresponding period of 2014.
During the period of January-September 2015, the largest share of arrivals and nights spent in hotels, similar establishments and tourist campsites, is recorded by non-residents (70.9 percent of the arrivals and 83.3 percent of the nights spent).
According to the survey’s results, for the period of January-September of 2015, the average of nights spent per person is 4.3 nights. More specifically, the average of nights spent for the nonresidents is 5.1 while for the residents is 2.5 nights.
The total occupancy of the bed places in hotels and similar establishments (excluding tourist campsites), which is calculated taking into account the nights spent compared to the bed places that were in operation, amounted to 42.5 percent during January – September 2015, compared with 41.9 percent in the corresponding period of 2014.
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