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Overnight Travel Statistics Survey(second preliminary report for February 2018, first preliminary report for March 2018)

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Last Update : 2018/4/27

This is a summary of the results of the Overnight Travel Statistics Survey for February 2018 (second preliminary report), and March 2018 (first preliminary report).

Outline of the results of the Overnight Travel Statistics Survey for February 2018 (second preliminary report), and March 2018 (first preliminary report)

1. Total number of overnight guests

--In February 2018, the total number of overnight stays was 36.77 million, an increase of 2.6% from the same month of the previous year. In March 2018, the total number of overnight stays was 42.79 million, an increase of 0.1% from the same month of the previous year.

 

--The total number of overnight stays for Japanese travelers for February was down 0.9% compared with the same month of the previous year. The total number of Japanese overnight guests for March decreased by 2.9% from the same month of the previous year.

 

--The total number of overnight stays for international visitors for February 2018 was 6.96 million, an increase of 20.7% from the same month of the previous year. This is the highest number ever recorded for February since the survey began. In March, the number was up 19.1% from the same month of the previous year.

2. Room occupancy rates

--The overall room occupancy rate for February 2018 was 60.1%. The overall rate for March was 61.1%.
 

--In the prefectures which had room occupancy rates of over 80% in February, city hotels had the highest rates in 12 prefectures (February 2017: 10), business hotels in 7 (February 2017: 6) and resort hotels in 2 (February 2017: 1).

 

--In overall room occupancy rates, Osaka prefecture had the highest nationwide at 80.9%. Particularly, the highest overall occupancy rates were high for resort hotels at 96.6% and city hotels at 90.9% and business hotels continued to have high occupancy rates at 84.1%.