The number of travelers, occupancy, profitability and total billing in April were higher than the same month in 2019.
The analysis of data from Galician hotels during the month of April shows that the sector is on the road to recovery and that the consequences of the covid pandemic are being left behind. This can be deduced from the analysis that those responsible for the Galician Tourism Studies and Research Area (AEITG) have carried out on the data from the Hotel Occupancy Survey of the National Institute of Statistics.
In its report, the AEITG highlights that during April Galician hotels improved the data of the same month of 2019, prior to the pandemic, in the vast majority of the parameters addressed, also showing a better evolution than the whole of Spain. The number of travellers staying in these establishments grew by 4.7% to more than 379,000 people, while in the Spanish total the figure fell by just over 5%. This increase in the number of travellers in Galicia also translated into an increase in the percentage of hotel occupancy, which went from 37.19 in April 2019 to 37.84 in the same month this year.
Even greater was the increase in hotel rates, which for the first time exceeded 60 euros on average in the month of April. The 61.38 euros reached represents an increase of 8.1 compared to April 2019, the previous record for that month. This figure is still below the data of the rest of the communities, but it does allow the Galician hotel sector to improve its profitability to reach 25.25 euros per available room to add an estimated total income in April of 24.8 million euros, triple that recorded in the same month of 2021, 5.4% more than in 2019 and the highest figure in the historical series, according to the authors of the AEITG report.