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Tourist accommodation. Main results of demand. 2008
Provisional data Overnight stays (millions) Average Interannual variation % stay Overnight stays (days) 3.24
-3.1 0.2

Overnight stays, by type of accommodation. 2008
Campsites 8.3% Rural tourism accommodation 2.1%

Hotel establishments Holiday dwellings Campsites Rural tourism accommodation

268.4 68.4 31.1 7.8

8.19 -5.0 -2.7 4.96 2.99
-2.4 -3.6 1.3 4.1

Holiday dwellings 18.2%

Residents abroad Residents in Spain

Hotel establishments 71.4%

Demand for holiday dwellings decreases
According to the Hotel Tourism Short-Term Trends and Non-Hotel Tourist Accommodation Occupancy Surveys, 375.7 million overnight stays were registered in Spain in 2008. Hotel establishments accounted for the majority of them (71.4%). As compared with the year 2007, overnight stays in holiday dwellings decreased for both Spaniards (-5%) and foreign nationals (-2.7%). Germany and the United Kingdom were the main nationalities of origin of non-resident tourists, considering the number of overnight stays in tourist accommodation. Canarias and Illes Balears were their preferred destinations. Main nationalities of origin 2008
% of non-resident overnight stays Hotel establishments
28.8 26.8

6.3

5.4

Overnight stays, by type of accommodation and residence. 2008 (%)
Hotel establishments Holiday dwellings Campsites Rural tourism accommodation
Residents in Spain 23.0 77.0 52.8 47.2 82.6 17.4 Residents abroad 42.1 57.9

Germany

United Kingdom

France

Italy

Holiday dwellings
36.9

49

19.5 6.3 5.7

United Germany Netherlands Ireland Kingdom

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Hotel occupancy rate. 2008

Tourist accommodation. Main results of supply. 2008
Provisional data
Estimated open establishments 14,684 125,125 728 12,803 Estimated Occupancy Interannual variation % available bedplaces average rate by bedplaces bedplaces 1,338,210 440,482 484,878 114,818 53.6 41.9 -0.1 38.0 18.4 1.0 9.9 3.1

Hotel establishments Holiday dwellings Spain 53.6% Campsites Rural tourism accommodation

60% or more 50 to 60%

40 to 50% Less than 40%

1.3 million hotel bedplaces
Spanish hotels had an average of 1.3 million bedplaces available in 2008, with a 3.1% increase as compared with the year 2007. The occupancy rate by bedplaces reached, on average, 53.6%. In turn, non-hotel accommodation offered somewhat more than one million bedplaces, 1.6% more than one year prior. Andalucía and Cataluña accounted for one-third of hotel bedplaces, while Canarias represented 44.4% of the estimated bedplaces in holiday dwellings. The average growth of the prices of the establishments in 2008 was 1.1% in the case of hotels, 3.3% for holiday dwellings, 3.9% for campsites and 3.8% for rural tourism accommodation.

Tourist sites* with the highest number of overnight stays 2008
Estimated Occupancy bedplaces rate by bedplaces %

Hotel establishments
Madrid Barcelona Benidorm San Bartolomé deTirajana Adeje 70,079 50,869 36,138 34,855 34,498 54.3 61.9 76.3 74.4 72.8

Occupancy rate by bedplaces*. 2008
80 60

Holiday dwellings
San Bartolomé de Tirajana 46,569 24,346 21,081 19,551 16,194 49.3 48.3 52.9 53.3 51.6

50

Tías Arona Mogán Adeje

40 20
%

* Municipality in which the concentration of supply is significant.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hotel establishments Campsites Holiday dwellings Rural tourism accommodation

* In the case of campsites, the occupancy rate by lot.

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Preferred destination of international tourism
The balance between the inbound and outbound tourism flows reached the figure of 29,427.4 million euros in 2007, according to estimates of the Spanish Tourism Satellite Account, confirming Spain's position as a preferred destination of international tourism. In the year 2008, according to provisional data from the Institute for Tourist Studies, total expenditure by non-resident tourists in Spain reached 49,997 million euros, similar to the figure from the previous year. Average expenditure per tourist was 898 euros, and average daily expenditure was 95 euros. During this period, tourists stayed in Spain an average of 9.5 nights. 57.4 million tourists visited Spain in 2008, that is, 2.6% less than in 2007.

International visitors
Thousands 70,000 60,000 Tourists 50,000 40,000 30,000 Same-day visitors 20,000 10,000 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 0

Source: Institute for Tourist Studies

Foreign tourists, by reason for travelling. 2007
Personal (family, health) 6.4% Work and business, trade fairs, conferences 11.1% Other reasons 2.6% Not specified 0.7%

The second country in the world in income from international tourism and in arrival of international tourists

Leisure, holidays 79.2% Source: Institute for Tourist Studies

Distribution of total expenditure of tourists. 2007 (%) Arrival of international tourists. 2007
Millions France Spain USA China Italy 81.9 59.2 56.0 54.7 43.7 Variation 07-06 (%) 3.8 1.7 9.8 9.6 6.3 USA Spain France Italy China

Income from international tourism. 2007
US dollars Thousands Variation of millions 07-06 (%) 96.7 57.8 54.2 42.7 41.9 12.8 13.1 17.0 11.9 9.7

Package tour Transport Accommodation Catering Daytrips and other Purchases, food Car rental
1 6 15 13

23 22 20

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Source: World Tourism Organisation

Source: Institute for Tourist Studies


				
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