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

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Last Update : 2018/5/31

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

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

1. Total number of overnight guests

--In March 2018, the total number of overnight stays was 42.70 million, a decrease of 0.1% from the same month of the previous year. In April, the total number of overnight stays was 41.01 million, an increase of 3.4% from the same month of the previous year.


--The total number of overnight stays for Japanese travelers for March 2018 was down 2.5% compared with the same month of the previous year and the total number for April increased by 1.5% from the same month of the previous year.


--The total number of overnight stays for international visitors for March 2018 was 6.78 million, an increase of 15.0% from the same month of the previous year. This is the highest number ever recorded for March since the survey began. In April, the number was up 10.9% from the same month of the previous year.

2. Room occupancy rates

--The overall room occupancy rate for March 2018 was 60.7%. The overall rate for April was 61.9%.
 
--In the prefectures which had room occupancy rates of over 80% in March 2018, city hotels had the highest rates in 13 prefectures (March 2017: 17), business hotels in 7 (March 2017: 10) and resort hotels in 3 (March 2017: 2).
 
--In overall room occupancy rates, Osaka prefecture had the highest nationwide at 82.8%. Particularly, the occupancy rates were highest for resort hotels at 91.8%, and city hotels at 90.2% and business hotels at 84.9% also continued to have high occupancy rates.