The figures in the extra-hotel establishments in Galicia returned to excellent results in October, and they did so with a large growth of 23.5% in the case of travelers who chose this type of accommodation, which amounted to almost 30,000 and 42% In the case of overnight stays, which rose from 43,504 in October last year to 61,695 in the same period this year. There has also been good data in average stay, which has improved in tourist apartments of 2.65 days (was 2.54 in October 2015); In campsites was 2.14 days in October of this year (growing at 1.99 days a year ago), and in rural tourism lodges of 1.75 days (were 1.56 days a year ago). These good results offered by the INE, together with the hotel accommodation data, have allowed Galicia to close October with just over 4.5 million travelers in the accumulated of the year.
Of these, 1.3 million were foreigners, which has meant that international tourism in Galicia has increased by 10% in the year as a whole, achieving one of the objectives established in the Comprehensive Tourism Plan 2013-2016, which Was to reach 1.25 million foreign tourists.
In general terms and in terms of occupation, Galicia improved its figures in all types of accommodation highlighting in this sense the camps with an increase of 3.6 percentage points and hotels and rural tourism establishments where the increases are close to the three points. With regard to the different tourist markets, national tourism increased its overnight stays by 9.0% and its passengers by 7.6% achieving – with around 3.2 million travelers and close to 7.1 million overnight stays – The highest figures for the last six years.
In relation to the types of accommodation, there were generalized increases in this period, highlighting the growth of tourist apartments that increased their overnight stays by 31.5%. Likewise, in rural tourism establishments the growth was 17.7% and in camp sites 15.3%.