Despite drop in guests, four-star hotels retain largest share of visitors

Total guests and nights spent in collective accommodation establishments during June 2016 declined by 2.6% and 2.8% respectively when compared to the corresponding month in 2015.

In June, total guests in collective accommodation establishments numbered 152,434, while total nights spent amounted to 873,671, according to NSO statistics.

Figures show that collective accommodation categories registered decreases in total nights spent, with the exception of 4-star hotels and the ‘other’ category, with the largest share of guest nights was reported in 4-star hotels, accounting for 429,343 nights, or 49.1% of the total.

NSO added that the average length of stay in collective accommodation establishments stood at 5.7 nights during the month under review, at par with June 2015. However, the net use of bed-places stood at 72.9%, down by 1.9 percentage points when compared to the corresponding month last year.

Statistics show that on a national level, there were 175 active collective accommodation establishments during June, with a net capacity of 17,980 bedrooms and 40,014 bed-places.

Total guests during the first six months of 2016 amounted to 741,905, an increase of 1.6% over the same period in 2015 while total nights spent went up by 2.2%, reaching nearly 4.0 million. The net use of bed-places declined by 0.2 percentage points to 58.6%, data reveals.