Tenerife registered 33% less overnight stays in January than in 2020
Overnight stays in tourist accommodation in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife increased by 629% in January this year compared to January 2021, but 33% less than in the same month two years in 2020, before the pandemic.
The hotel association, Ashotel, has reported that in January this year there were 2.1 million overnight stays, whereas in January 2020 there were 3.1 million, according to the data from the Tourist Accommodation Surveys supplied by the Canary Institute of Statistics (ISTAC).
Unsurprisingly, La Palma had the biggest drop with 30,680 overnight stays, a decrease of 77% compared to January 2020. Tenerife has seen a decrease of 31.5% with 2,017,602 overnight stays, La Gomera fell by 27.3% and El Hierro had the smallest drop by just 5.4% with 4,816 stays.
In terms of occupancy rates by beds available, La Gomera reached 65% in January, Tenerife registered almost 54%, and La Palma and El Hierro were both at 21%.
On the upside, hotel revenues in the province were 106 million euros in January, a figure much higher than the 12.2 million in 2021, but still 28.5% below January 2019 before the pandemic, when income was 148.5 million euros.
By islands, Tenerife had 101 million euros revenue while La Gomera received 3.17 million euros, La Palma had 1.03 million, and El Hierro 277,000 euros, the only island that has better data in relation to January 2019, growing by 57%.
In the Canary Islands as a whole, overnight stays grew by 764.6% compared to January 2021 and exceeded 3.8 million. In Spain, overnight stays in tourist accommodation exceeded 10.5 million in January, which is four times means more than in 2021 when there were 2.4 million overnight stays.
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