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For the first time tourist activity exceeded 2019 levels
Tourism activity
For the first time tourist activity exceeded 2019 levels - April 2022
15 June 2022


The tourist accommodation sector registered 2.4 million guests and 6.0 million overnight stays in April 2022, corresponding to increases of 424.6% and 548.4%, respectively (+462.6% and +540.6% in March, in the same order). Compared to April 2019, there were increases of 1.6% and 1.1%, respectively. It is the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that growth has been recorded compared to the same period prior to the pandemic.

In April, the domestic market contributed with 1.9 million overnight stays and the external markets totalled 4.1 million, the highest value since the pandemic began. Compared to April 2019, the domestic market grew by 15.0% and foreign markets decreased by 4.4%.

The total revenue from the tourist accommodation establishments amounted to EUR 389.2 million (+726.2%) and revenue from accommodation corresponded to 291.0 million euros (+728.5%). When compared to April 2019, there were increases of 16.2% and 16.8%, respectively.

The average revenue per available room (RevPAR) was EUR 51.6 in April and the average daily rate (ADR) amounted to EUR 92.2. When compared to April 2019, both RevPAR and ADR increased by 13.3%.

In the first four months of 2022, there was a 449.2% increase in the total number of overnight stays (+181.0% in residents and +1 022.1% in non-residents) but remain below (-11.9%) the levels for the same period of 2019, as a result of the decrease in non-residents (-18.4%), with overnight stays from residents increasing by 3.4%. In this period, the total revenue increased by 607.4% and the revenue from accommodation grew by 591.2% (-4.2% and -2.9%, in comparison with the same period of 2019).

In the first four months of the year, considering all means of accommodation (tourist accommodation establishments, camping and holiday camps, and youth hostels), there were 6.4 million guests and 16.1 million overnight stays registered, corresponding to increases of 376.8% and 395.4%, respectively. 

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