The city of Marbella broke the hotel occupancy record in the month of May with a percentage of 75.05 percent, the highest figure since records have been kept and almost 30 points above last year and five more than in 2019, before the pandemic broke out, as announced this Wednesday by the Director General of Tourism, Laura de Arce.
The municipal official has highlighted that according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the city also registered during this period a “dramatic increase in revenue per room busy (RevPar)”, with an increase of 65% compared to 2021. Specifically, it stood at 141.63 euros compared to 85.59 euros in 2021 or at 97.43 euros from the time before Covid-19.
The director of the Tourism area has emphasized that, despite the fact that during the month of May there was a small decline in absolute terms in the number of tourists compared to 2019, “these markers confirm that during this period they chose our city tourists with higher purchasing power who enjoyed longer stays.” In all, 69,758 people stayed in May in hotel establishments in the city, “of which 55,132 came from abroad and 14,626 were national visitors.”
As for nationalities, he detailed that tourists from France have doubled; the Dutch client remains and the German and the British decrease compared to the year 2019. Regarding the average room pricehas indicated that May closed with 187.90 euros, only surpassed in 2021, where it stood at 190.30 euros, “but well above the time before the pandemic, when it was 143.27 euros ”.