The Basque Country recorded 803,887 overnight stays in July, 4.9% more than in 2022


Foreign-origin submissions, which increased by 10.7%, surpass those of state origin and account for 53.4% ​​of the total.

In July 2023, check-ins at hotel establishments in the Basque Autonomous Community (CAV) increased by 2.9% and the number of overnight stays by 4.9% year-on-year. In addition, the 394,297 registered registrations have led to a total of 803,887 overnight stays, according to data published this Tuesday by the Basque Institute of Statistics, Eustat.

53.4% ​​of arrivals and 53.9% of overnight stays were of foreign origin, after an increase of 10.7% in arrivals and 12.3% in overnight stays.

By province, Álava recorded 58,425 arrivals and 108,703 overnight stays, 13.3% and 18.3% more than in July of the previous year. In Bizkaia, the growth was 2.3% in the case of admissions and 3.4% in that of overnight stays, with a total of 178,324 admissions and 348,400 overnight stays. In Guipuzkoa, 157,548 visits were recorded in July, 0.1% more than in July 2022, and 346,784 overnight stays, 2.9% more than in the same month of the previous year.

By capital, the number of entries increased by 18.7% in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 4.7% in San Sebastián and 1.4% in Bilbao. Similarly, the increase in overnight stays compared to July of the previous year was 24.0% in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 4.3% in San Sebastián and 3.3% in Bilbao.

The average stay in hotel establishments in the Basque Country during the month of July 2023 was 2.04 days, slightly more than the 2.00 days observed in the same month of the previous year. The average stay refers to the number of days travelers stay on average in each of the establishments where they stay and not the total length of their stay in the Basque Country.

The occupancy rate in July was 72.8% measured by beds and 82.0% measured by rooms. Compared to July 2022, the increases are 0.8 and 1.3 percentage points respectively.

The average daily rate (applied to a double room with bathroom on a room only basis) or ADR was 128.43 euros, an increase of 8.6% compared to July of the previous year. The ADR amounted to 165.37 euros in Gipuzkoa, 105.33 euros in Bizkaia and 88.53 euros in Álava. The differences are greater by capital, as the ADR reached 208.64 euros in San Sebastián, 116.12 euros in Bilbao and finally 76.14 euros in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

The RevPar or average revenue per available room in Euskadi hotel establishments was EUR 105.36 in July 2023, 10.3% higher than that obtained in the same month of the previous year.

In the month of July 2023, numerous events took place in the CAV with a positive impact on the occupancy rate of hotel establishments. The first weekend of the month in which the Big departure from the Tour de Franceduring the nights of Friday (June 30), Saturday and Sunday (July 1 and 2), the number of overnight stays of foreign origin amounted to 42,444, which is 61.3% of the recorded overnight stays in those three days, 7.4 percentage points above what was observed in the month as a whole.

In Bizkaia, 65.4% of the 30,064 overnight stays were of foreign origin, in Gipuzkoa there were 18,307 overnight stays of foreign origin, accounting for 62.5%. In Álava, on the other hand, there were more overnight stays of national origin, 54.8% of the 9,880 total overnight stays. The occupancy rate per room reached 83.3% in the BAC as a whole, in Bizkaia it was 80.8% (83.9% in Bilbao), in Gipuzkoa it was 84.2% (87.9% in San Sebastían) and in Álava it reached 88.9% (91.7%). % in Vitoria-Gasteiz).

On 7, 8 and 9 July during the festival Bilbao BBK Livethe occupancy rate per room reached 83.0% in Bilbao, half a percentage point higher than for the entire month.

In Vitoria-Gasteiz, on the nights of July 15 and 16, the weekend of the Ironman Vitoria-Gasteiz, room occupancy rates reached 89.1% in hotel establishments, almost 5 percentage points higher than in the month as a whole.

During the five days (from July 21 to 25) that Jazzaldia de San Sebastían was held, the occupancy rate per room reached 90.8%, which corresponds to the occupancy rate for the entire month, which touched 220,000 nights in the city’s hotel establishments .

Source: EITB


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