Rome, Russians and Chinese push growth

2.4 million tourists have come since the beginning of the year. The United States is always the first market, but forecasts for late spring look to the east
Rome, Russians and Chinese push growth
26 April 12:54 2018 Print This Article

Russians and Chinese push Rome’s tourism upwards. The confirmation of the growth of the Capital comes from the final elaboration of Ebtl, the bilateral tourism agency of Rome and Lazio, for the Holy Week and the month of March. The first data on the April and May forecasts indicate a record jump of + 5% and + 7% respectively from the two Asian countries. Also the Easter week 2018 has seen a positive correction of the forecasts: the total arrivals in the hotel and complementary Capitoline accommodation have been about 353,000, with an increase of + 4.63% on 2017. The number of overnight stays is also good : 923,000 units, up + 4.83% compared to Easter 2017. The positive trend in Roman hotels also confirmed, with 242,650 tourists and an increase of + 2.60%, over 600,000 overnight stays, up + 3% , while more marked is the increase in non-hotel businesses, namely bed and breakfasts, holiday homes and landlords, in which Ebtl estimates arrivals for 111,000 units up by + 9.36%. On average, the stays in the extralberghie lasted 3 days, + 8.39% compared to the same period last year.

Easter ended with a leap forward in March, which marked over 1 million arrivals in hotels in the capital. Specifically, arrivals in hotels and resident tourist hotels in Rome Capital were 1,003,444, + 3.10% compared to 2017, and overnight stays 2,436,706 (+ 3.04%). Well in March also arrivals from abroad, + 3.41%, and presences, + 3.54%. United States, Germany and the United Kingdom confirm the first three nationalities by number of arrivals in the capital. Finally, in the first three months of the year, only in the hotels of the Capital, the arrivals were 2.4 million, with 5.7 million nights spent in the city, increasing respectively by 3.49% and 3.31% .

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