Spanish hotels recorded 19.7 nights in April 2009, a 2.0% increase as compared with the same month in 2008. This increase was partially due to the Easter Week, whose positive seasonality compared favorably with 2008.
The Hotel Price Index (HPI) registered a decrease of 3.9% in the month of April, 3.4 points lower than that recorded the same month of 2008.
The ratio of occupancy was of 48.1% of the available bedplaces, 1.2 points less than the same month the previous year.
Canarias is the preferred destination for foreign guests. Nights in Canarias were 28.7% of the national total and decreased 8.0% as compared with April 2008. The following destinations were Illes Balears (with a positive interannual rate of 9.4%) and Cataluña (with an increase of 2.9%).