Collective accommodation guests and nights increase by 4.5%

Total guests and nights spent in collective accommodation establishments during February 2016 increased by 4.5 per cent compared to February 2015.

The total guests in collective accommodation establishments during February 2016, numbered 95,351, while total nights spent amounted to 487,364, according to the latest NSO figures.

According to data all collective accommodation categories registered increases in total nights spent with the largest share of guest nights reported in 4-star hotels, accounting for 254,977 nights, or 52.3% of the total.

Figures show that the average length of stay in collective accommodation establishments stood at 5.1 nights during the same month, placing at par with February 2015, while the net use of bed-places stood at 46.7%, down by 2.2 percentage points when compared to the corresponding month last year.

The NSO added that on a national level, there were 147 active collective accommodation establishments during February, with a net capacity of 16,925 bedrooms and 37,453 bed-places.

According to the data, total guests during the first two months of 2016 amounted to 168,756, an increase of 3% over the same period in 2015, while total nights spent went up by 2.8%, reaching 898,039 and the net use of bed-places declined by 0.9 percentage points to 42.6% 

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