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DREM releases the final results of Tourism Statistics for the year 2019 and updates the respective Time Series (1976-2019)

The Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira (DREM) releases today, on its official statistics website, the final results of Tourism Statistics for the year 2019 and at the same time updates the tables with data for that year.

This publication contains a summary of the main results, from where the following was extracted:

Accommodation establishments (total)

- In 2019, the number of overnight stays in the global tourist accommodation (hotel establishments, rural and housing tourism, local accommodation, time-sharing, colonies, campsites and youth hostels) stood at 8.5 million (-2.7% compared to 2018). Residents in Portugal contributed with 1.1 million overnight stays, representing a year-on-year increase of 8.5%, while non-resident foreigners originated 7.4 million overnight stays, corresponding to a decrease of 4.1% in this variable.

Tourism accommodation establishments

-The number of overnight stays in tourist accommodation in 2019 – hotel establishments, rural tourism and local accommodation - stood at 8.1 million (-2.8% compared to 2018).

- Residents in Portugal contributed with 1,018.2 thousand overnight stays, a year-on-year increase of 8.5%. The national market was the third most important, behind the German and British markets, representing 12.5% of the total.

- Overnight stays from non-resident foreigners originated around 7.1 million overnight stays (87.5% of the total), corresponding to a 4.3% decrease in this variable compared to the previous year. The main markets were Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark and Sweden, which accounted for 78.1% of overnight stays from non-resident foreigners.

- The annual net bed-occupancy rate stood at 58.0%, dropping by 4.4 percentage points from 2018.

- The average length of stay was 5.11 nights, below the previous year (5.20 nights).

- The revenue per available room (RevPAR) was €44.29, dropping by 6.7% from 2018.

Hotel establishments

- In the hotel establishments, the overnight stays decreased by 4.1%, while total revenue and lodging revenue increased by 4.9% and 4.5%, respectively.

- The main markets were the UK (24.7% of the total bednights), Germany (23.0%) and Portugal (12.2%). The British market dropped by 7.6% and the German by 11.0%. The UK maintained the status of most important market.

- The annual net bed-occupancy rate stood at 61.9%, declining by 5.1 percentage points from 2018.

- The average length of stay was 5.17 nights, a smaller ratio than in the previous year (5.26 nights).

- The revenue per available room (RevPAR) was €47.81 (down by 7.4% from 2018).

Rural tourism

- In rural tourism, the main indicators showed an increase in 2019. Bednights grew by 3.5% while total revenue rose by 5.2% and lodging revenue by 2.8%.

Local lodging

 - The indicators of the local accommodation establishments showed a growth in 2019, with bednights increasing by 4.0% to a total of 1,225,853.

Time-sharing

- The establishments with time-sharing reported 624,835 bednights (-5.5% compared to 2018).

- The main markets were the UK (68.2% of the total bednights), Finland (9.3%) and Germany (7.1%).

Golf

 - The data from the Golf Course Survey show that in 2019, the number of rounds played in the three golf courses of the Autonomous Region of Madeira stood at 65,387 (-1.2% compared to 2018). This activity generated 2.6 million Euros (-1.7%). 73.1% of those rounds were played by non-members, mainly coming from Nordic countries, Portugal and Germany. 58.1% of the total rounds were sold by hotel establishments and the similar, 22.1% by the tour operators and the remaining 19.8% by golf courses themselves.

Movement of passengers aboard cruise ships in Madeira’s Ports

 - According to the data provided by the Ports authority, 588,925 transit passengers aboard cruise ships were counted in 2019, increasing by 1.7% when compared to the previous year. The number of cruise ships that visited Madeira was 298, up by 5 cruises from the previous year.

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