Waiting for the return of foreign tourists when the covid allows it, Spanish hotels have survived this summer thanks in large part to the mobility of Madrid, leaders of national tourism, and Andalusians and Catalans, who to a greater extent opt for spend your holidays in their own territories.
The Hotel Occupancy Survey for July, published this week by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) puts concrete figures on phenomena, on the other hand perfectly explainable, such as that tourists from the most populated communities fill hotels throughout Spain and that Of all of them, Madrid, with a smaller territory -and no beach-, is the one that generates the most travelers to the rest of the destinations.
Or also that in many communities the residents themselves are the majority in the hotels -in Catalonia almost six out of ten-, and that, especially in the northern half of the country, the travelers staying are to a large extent citizens of neighboring regions.
Thus, of the 100 rooms in a hypothetical hotel in the middle of a tourist spot in Spain, 20 would be occupied by people from Madrid, 18 by Andalusians and 17 by Catalans; in nine other rooms there would be Valencians; Galicians, Basques and Castilian-Leonese would stay in five in each case; and in the remaining 30 there would be tourists from the other 11 communities and from Ceuta and Melilla.
The Canary Islands, the two Castiles, Extremadura, the Basque Country and the Valencian Community, the favorite destinations of the people of Madrid
The INE data, according to EFE , reveal that almost a third of national tourists staying in hotels in the Canary Islands and around a quarter in the two Castiles, Extremadura, the Basque Country and the Valencian Community are from Madrid.
Approximately one fifth of the Spanish travelers staying in hotel establishments in Cantabria, Asturias, Navarra, Aragon, La Rioja and the Community of Madrid also come from this community.
As in the latter case, in eight communities it happens that hotels are filled with travelers from the region itself, more markedly in Catalonia (59.9%) and Andalusia (51.5), but also in the Canary Islands (40, 7%), Galicia (37.1%), Balearic Islands (33.1%), Valencian Community (29.7%), Murcia (23.7%) and the Community of Madrid itself (21.1%).
The Andalusians, the majority in the hotels in Ceuta and Melilla; Catalans fill 60% of the hotels in their own community
In addition to their own region, Andalusians are the majority in the hotels of Ceuta (49.6%) and Melilla (44.4%), and also numerous in those of Extremadura (20.5%), Madrid (15.7 %), Murcia (14.6%) and Castilla-La Mancha (12.0%).
In the case of Catalans, 59.9% fill the hotels in their own community, but they are also the most common in Aragon (19.8%) and represent between 10 and 18% of national visitors staying in hotels in the Balearic Islands, the Valencian Community, Madrid, Navarra, the Basque Country and La Rioja.
This preference for neighboring regions that is observed in the national tourist trips of Andalusians and Catalans also occurs among residents in the north of the country, where, for example, Basques are 15.2% of the clients of Rioja hotels, the 14.4% in Navarre and 13% in Cantabrian.
In the same way, Castilian-Leonese are 14.5% of Spanish tourists staying in hotels in Cantabria, 11.5% in Asturias, 7.6 in Galicia and 6.5% in those of The Rioja; and Valencians 18.7% in Murcia, 13.2% in Castilla-La Mancha and 12.5% in Aragon.
The following table shows the main autonomous communities of origin of national tourists staying in hotels in each territory, with an indication of the percentage they represent over the total of those regions:
Communities of origin of tourists
Andalusia: Andalusia (51.5) Madrid (16.1) Catalonia (5.6)
Aragon: Catalonia (19.8) Madrid (18.6) Aragon (16.5)
Asturias: Madrid (20.4) Asturias (14.3) C. and León (11.5)
Balearic Islands: Balearic Islands (33.1) Madrid (18.2) Catalonia (17.4)
Canary Islands: Canary Islands (40.7) Madrid (31.8) Andalusia (9.3)
Cantabria: Madrid (21.6) C. and León (14.5) Basque Country (13.0)
C. and León: Madrid (25.9) C. and León (14.7) Andalusia (9.8)
C.-La Mancha: Madrid (25.0) C.-La Mancha (16.9) Andalusia (12.0)
Catalonia: Catalonia (59.9) Madrid (10.6) C. Valenciana (5.7)
C. Valenciana: C. Valenciana (29.7) Madrid (23.4) Catalonia (10.5)
Extremadura: Madrid (24.3) Andalusia (20.5) Extremadura (16.9)
Galicia: Galicia (37.1) Madrid (17.2) C. and León (7.6)
Madrid: Madrid (21.1) Andalusia (15.7) Catalonia (13.9)
Murcia: Murcia (23.7) C. Valenciana (18.7) Madrid (17.4)
Navarra: Madrid (19.7) Catalonia (15.9) Basque Country (14.4)
Basque Country: Madrid (24.1) Basque Country (17.6) Catalonia (14.3)
Rioja: La Madrid (19.0) Catalonia (17.7) Basque Country (15.2)
Ceuta: Andalusia (49.6) Madrid (16.7) Ceuta (9.5)
Melilla: Andalusia (44.4) Madrid (16.4) Catalonia (5.5)
SPAIN: Madrid (19.5) Andalusia (17.6) Catalonia (16.5)