The best Easter Week that Spanish hotel managers remember


An increasing hotel occupancy rate and better prices have been the key to the national market’s recovery

According to hotel managers in Spain, last Easter Week has been the best they can remember with an increasing of hotel occupancy rate reaching up to 25%, as well as an increasing in the days of a medium stay. Of course, the Spanish economy’s recovery as well as the excellent weather have been essential to gain such good results.

Talking about Andalusia, Easter Week has overcome 3% its predictions. With numbers like 74,5% occupation rate reaching even 88% on holidays, according to the Federación Andaluza de Hoteles, Apartamentos turísticos, Hostales y Pensiones (FAHAT).

Andalucía has finished last Easter Week which could be classified as “the best Easter Week in the last eight years”. After registering up to 1.2 million of hotel overnight stays, according to the report of the Encuesta Puntual de Ocupación (Occupation Accurate Survey) by the Andalusian government. The overnight stays have grown in 6.1% compared with the last year and the occupation has reached nearly 4.5 more.

Rural tourism also registers a positive tendency as the occupation rate reaches up to 63.3% during holidays meaning 10.3 points more comparing with the same period in 2014. If we take a look at Sierra Nevada, the following results are equally positive: 72.000 skiers and 10.000 people visited the Granada ski station giving the best Easter Week for the last five years. A wide area to practice ski, an unbeatable climatological conditions and a complete schedule with activities have made possible such good results.

A last detail that confirms these positive results is the occupation, reaching 90%, doubling the results obtained last year, according to the reports from the Confederación Española de Hoteles y Alojamientos Turísticos (CEHAT).


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