Tourist Accommodation Statistics For April 2016


Tourist Accommodation Statistics For April 2016

Measured in nominal terms (current prices), total income for the tourist accommodation industry increased by 7,8% in April 2016 compared with April 2015.Income from accommodation increased by 10,6% year-on-year in April 2016, the result of a 0,7% increase in the number of stay unit nights sold and a 9,8% increase in the average income per stay unit night sold.

In April 2016, the types of accommodation that recorded the highest year-on-year growth in income from accommodation were:

  • hotels (16,0%); and
  • guest-houses and guest-farms (12,8%).

The main contributor to the 10,6% year-on-year increase in income from accommodation in April 2016 was hotels (contributing 9,9 percentage points). Income from accommodation increased by 14,2% in the three months ended April 2016 compared with the three months ended April 2015. The main contributors to this increase were:

  • hotels (14,1% and contributing 9,1 percentage points); and
  • ‘other’ accommodation (14,8% and contributing 4,0 percentage points).

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