Year-on-year, arrivals and overnight stays in establishments offering tourist accommodation went up by 17.1pct, respectively 15.9pct, in the first 11 months of 2015, mostly due to an influx of Romanian tourists, a statement by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) informs.
Arrivals recorded in establishments offering tourist accommodation in the period January – November 2015 totalled 9.24 million, with arrivals of Romanian tourists representing 77.2pct, while foreign tourists represented 22.8pct, shares similar to those recorded in the same period of last year.
Overnight stays in establishments offering tourist accommodation between January and November 2015 totalled 22.112 million, up by 15.9pct year-on-year. Overnight stays of Romanian tourists represented 81pct while overnight stays of foreign tourists represented 19pct. As far as the latter category is concerned, the largest share was represented by Europeans (72.8pct of the total), 83.8pct of them originating from EU member states. The average duration of stays was of 2.5 days for Romanian tourists and 2 days in the case of foreign tourists.
The net use index of accommodation spaces was 29.4pct on the total establishments offering tourist accommodation, up by 2.7pct.
‘Between January 1 and November 30, 2015, higher percentages of occupancy of accommodation spaces were recorded by hotels (37.1pct), tourist villas (22.2pct), hostels (20.9pct) and accommodation spaces on ships (19.9pct). Most foreign tourists staying in establishments offering accommodation services to tourists came from Germany – 254,500, Israel – 202,300, Italy – 195,800, France – 127,700 and the US – 123,300’, the statement reads.