The tourist accommodation sector registered 1.0 million guests and 2.6 million overnight stays in July 2020, corresponding to year-on-year rates of change of -64.0% and -68.1% respectively (-82.4% and -85.5% in June 2020, in the same order). Overnight stays of residents declined by 30.8% (-59.4% in June) and those of non-residents decreased by 84.5% (-96.7% in the previous month).
Total revenue recorded a rate of change of -70.5% (-88.6% in June) standing at EUR 157.9 million. Revenue from accommodation amounted to EUR 123.7 million, declining by 70.5% (-88.2% in the previous month).
In July, 27.8% of the tourist accommodation establishments were closed or had no movement of guests (48.1% in June).
In July, when considering the whole set of means of accommodation (tourist accommodation establishments, camping and holiday camps, and youth hostels), there were 1.2 million guests and 3.3 million overnight stays, corresponding to rates of change of -62.0% and -65.1% respectively (-80.7% and -82.6% in June, in the same order).
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