24 January 2024

Hotel Tourism Short-Term Trends (HOS/HPI/IPHS)

December 2023 and year 2023. Provisional data

Main results

  • Overnight stays in hotel establishments increased 7.8% in December compared to the same month in 2022.
  • The Hotel Price Index rose by 8.7% in its annual rate.
  • Hotels invoiced an average of 108.5 euros per occupied room, 9.0% more than the same month of the previous year.
  • In 2023 as a whole, overnight stays increased by 8.4% compared to 2022 and exceeded those of 2019.

Overnight stays in hotel establishments increased 7.8% in December compared to the same month in 2022, and exceeded the 17.9 million.

Overnight stays from travellers residing in Spain grew by 3.1%, and those of non-residents by 11.3%.

Annual variation rate for overnight stay. December 2023


By touristic areas. The island of Tenerife registered the highest number of overnight stays, with 2.2 million. On the other hand, the tourist spots with the most overnight stays were Madrid, Barcelona and San Bartolomé de Tirajana.


In December, Andalucía, Comunidad de Madrid and Cataluña were the main destinations for travellers who are residents in Spain, with 18.8%, 15.6% and 12.7% of total overnight stays, respectively.

On the other hand, the main destinations of non-residents were Canarias, Cataluña and Andalucía, with 49.7%, 15.0% and 11.8% of the total, respectively.

Overnight stays according to the country of origin of travellers

Travellers from the United Kingdom and Germany accounted for 23.4% and 15.5%, respectively, of total overnight stays by non-residents in December.

Overnight stays by travellers from France, Italy and the United States (the following source markets) accounted for 6.7%, 5.1% and 4.4% of the total, respectively.

Hotel occupancy

In December, 49.7% of the available bed places were occupied, with an annual increase of 5.1%. The weekend occupancy rate by bed places increased by 7.7% to 55.8%.

Canarias showed the highest occupancy rate by bed places during December (70.9%).

By tourist areas, Sur de Gran Canaria reached the highest occupancy rate by bed places (74.0%). And Sur de Tenerife had the greatest weekend occupancy rate (77.0%).

The touristic area with the highest occupancy rate by bed places was Adeje (77.0%), which also had the highest weekend occupancy rate (80.1%).

Hotel Prices

The Hotel Price Index increased by 8.7% in December compared with the same month in 2022.

Hotel Price Index. December 2023

Annual variation rate. Percentage

By communities and autonomous cities, the greatest increase was registered in Andalucía (13.1%) and the only decrease was in the autonomous city of Melilla (-0.1%).

By categories, the greatest price increase occurred in the three-star gold establishments (12.2%).

Hotel Sector Profitability

The average daily hotel turnover per occupied room (ADR) was 108.5 euros in December, an increase of 9.0% compared to the same month in 2022.

The average daily revenue per available room (RevPAR), which is determined by the occupancy rate of these establishments, reached 61.5 euros, increasing by 15.5%.

By category, the ADR was 242.5 euros for five-star hotels, 112.7 euros for four-star hotels and 87.8 euros for three-star hotels. RevPAR these same categories was 135.8, 72.5 and 52.1 euros, respectively.

The touristic area with the greatest ADR was Naut Aran, with 258.3 euros. Adeje presented the greatest RevPar of 157.7 euros.

Average revenue per available room according to categories. December 2023


Results for the whole year 2023

Overnight stays in hotel establishments reached 347.1 million in 2023 as a whole, with an increase of 8.4% compared to 2022. Those by residents grew by 1.3% and those by non-residents by 12.6%.

If the data is compared with those of 2019, the overnight stays increased by 1.2%.

Annual overnight stays. Year 2023


Andalucía, Cataluña and Comunitat Valenciana were the main destinations of residents in Spain in 2023, with variation rates in the number of overnight stays of -1.2%, 0.2% and -0.6% respectively.

The main destination chosen by non-residents was Canarias, with 26.9% of total overnight stays. In this Autonomous Community, overnight stays by foreigners increased by 9.8%. The following destinations were Illes Balears (23.9% of the total) and Cataluña (18.4%).

In 2023, on average, 60.3% of the bed places were occupied, a 5.3% increase compared to 2022. The weekend occupancy rate by bed-places reached 65.9%, an increase of 3.8%.

The isle of Mallorca was the touristic area with more overnight stays, with 45.9 million, and the touristic spots with more overnight stays were Barcelona, Madrid and San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Arona presented the highest occupancy rate by bed places (78.4%) along with the highest average weekend occupancy rate (80.5%).

Travellers from the United Kingdom and Germany made 97.9 million overnight stays, 43.4% of the total by non-resident travellers. The former increased by 10.8% and the latter by 9.3%.

Princes and profitability indicators

The Hotel Price Index (IPH) increased in average by 8.5% in 2023, 8.5 points lower than 2022.

The average daily invoicing rate of hotels for each occupied room (ADR) was 112.9 euros in 2023. On the other hand, the average daily revenue per available room (RevPAR) reached 77.1 euros on average.

Data review and update

INE updated the December data of 2022 of the Hotel Price Index and the Hotel Sector Profitability Indicators. All results of this operation are available on INEBase.

Methodological note

The objective of the Hotels Occupancy Survey (EOH) is to ascertain a series of variables that make it possible to describe the fundamental characteristics of the hotel sector, both from the point of view of supply and demand.

The Hotel Price Index (IPH) is a statistical measure of the monthly evolution of prices applied to clients that hotel entrepreneurs apply to their customers.

The objective of the Indicators of Profitability of the Hotel Sector (IRSH) is to facilitate decision-making in the hotel sector. These are the Average Daily Rate (ADR), which collects the average daily income per occupied room, and the Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR), which collects the average daily revenue per available room.

Type of operation:
monthly continuous survey.
Population scope:
all hotel establishments.
Geographical scope:
the entire national territory.
Reference period of the results:
one month.
Reference period of the information:
seven consecutive days of each month, chosen randomly in such a way that, between all the establishments, the entire month is covered.
Sample design:
stratified sampling by province and establishment category, with 4 and 5-gold star categories being exhaustive.
Sample size:
approximately 9,250 establishments in winter and 11,200 in summer.
Collection method:
questionnaire filled in directly by the hotel establishment.

For additional information, you can access the methodologies(EOH, IPH and IRSH) and the standard methodological reports (EOH, IPH and IRSH).

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