Arrivals in tourist accommodation establishments in Q1 2018 were by 6.3 pct higher compared to the same period last year, while January – March overnight stays in such facilities were 6.2 percent higher YoY, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on Thursday.
Of the total number of arrivals in tourist accommodation establishments in Q1 2018, Romanian tourists accounted for 78 percent, while foreign tourists represented 22 percent, with both figures similar to those registered the year before. Tourists from Europe accounted for the highest share of foreign tourists’ arrivals in dedicated accommodation establishments (74.4 percent of the total number of foreign tourists), with 82.9 percent of this latter category hailing from EU states.
Overnight stays in tourist accommodation establishments totaled 4.128 million, up by 6.2 percent compared to the period January 1 – March 31, 2017.
Of the total overnight stays in tourist accommodation establishments in Q1 2018, Romanian tourists accounted for 77.5 percent, while overnight stays of foreign tourists were 22.5 percent. Visitors from Europe account for the highest share of foreign tourists’ overnight stays in tourist accommodation establishments (73.9 percent of the total foreign tourists) and of these, visitors from EU countries represented 80.9 percent.
The average stay between January 1 – March 31, 2018 was of 1.9 days for both Romanian and foreign tourists.
The net occupancy rate of accommodation units in Q1 2018 was 22.7 percent overall, up 1.3 percent year-on-year.
Occupancy rates were higher for hotels (28.8 percent), hostels (17.2 percent), tourist villas (17 percent), tourist boarding houses (16.9 percent), and tourist chalets (13.3 percent).
Arrivals of foreign tourists registered at Romania’s border checkpoints between January 1 – March 31, 2018 stood at 2.481 million, up 13.2 percent YoY.
Departures of Romanian visitors abroad in Q1 2018 stood at 4.305 million, up 5.1 percent YoY, with 67.5 percent thereof using road transport for the trip.
Arrivals in Romania’s tourist accommodation facilities this March stood at 761,600, up 5.4 percent YoY; overnight stays in tourist accommodation facilities totaled 1.423 million, up 6 percent from March 2017.
The average duration of the stay this March was 1.9 days for both Romanian and foreign tourists.
The net occupancy rate this March was 22.5 percent overall, up 1.2 percentage points from March 2017.