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Overnight Travel Statistics Survey(second preliminary report for December 2016, first preliminary report for January 2017, annual value (preliminary) for 2016)

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Last Update : 2017/3/3

This is a summary of the results of the Overnight Travel Statistics Survey for December 2016 (second preliminary report), and January 2017 (first preliminary report), as well as the preliminary annual value for 2016.

Results of the Overnight Travel Statistics Survey for December 2016 (second preliminary report), and January 2017 (first preliminary report)

1. Total number of overnight guests

--In December 2016, the total number of overnight guests was 39.35 million, a decrease of 1.6% from the same month of the previous year.  In January 2017, the total number of overnight guests was 36.63 million, an increase of 2.3% from the same month of the previous year.  
 
--The total number of Japanese overnight guests for December 2016 was down 1.8% from the same month of the previous year and for January 2017 the numbers were up 1.3% for the same month of the previous year.
 
--The total number of international overnight guests for December 2016 was down 0.6% from the same month of the previous year and for January 2017, the numbers were up 7.6% from the same month of the previous year.

2. Room occupancy rates

--The room occupancy rate for December 2016 was 57.0%.  The rate for January 2017 was 52.8%.
 
--In the prefectures which had room occupancy rates of over 80%, city hotels had the highest rates in 6 prefectures (December 2015: 7), business hotels in 3 (December 2015: 4) and resort hotels in 1 (December 2015: 2).
 
--Particularly, in Osaka prefecture, the resort hotel occupancy rate was 92.0% and the city hotel occupancy rate was 89.2%. The occupancy rate of business hotels was 84.2%, which was the highest nationwide.
--Six prefectures in the Kyushu area, Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima, had significant increases from the same month in 2015.
(The room occupancy rate for the entire Kyushu area was 59.4%, up 3.3% from the same month in 2015).

Annual value for 2016 (preliminary)

1. Total number of overnight visitors

--The total number of overnight guests was 494.18 million, down 2% from the previous year.

 

--The total number of Japanese overnight guests was 423.30 million, down 3.5% from the previous year. Compared with 2015, the decrease in 2016 is thought to be due to the bad day alignment during Golden Week and Silver Week, and the influence of typhoons and the Kumamoto earthquake.

 

--The total number of international overnight guests was 70.88 million (up 8% from the previous year), the highest value since the survey began.

2. Room occupancy rates

--The overall room occupancy rate was 60.0%, with business hotels (74.4%) and resort hotels (57.3%) having the highest rates after the expansion of the survey target in 2010.

 

--In the prefectures which had room occupancy rates of over 80%, city hotels had the highest rates in 11 prefectures (2015: 9), business hotels in 4, (2015: 4) and resort hotels in 2 (2015: 2).

 

--Especially in Osaka prefecture, the occupancy rate of city hotels exceeded 80% in all months throughout the year. In addition, the occupancy rate of resort hotels was 89.3% and the city hotel occupancy rate was 87.9%. The occupancy rate of business hotels was 85.4%, which was the highest nationwide.