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

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Last Update : 2018/6/29

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

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

1. Total number of overnight guests

--In April 2018, the total number of overnight stays was 40.10 million, an increase of 1.1% from the same month of the previous year and the highest number ever recorded for April since the survey began. In May, the total number of overnight stays was 42.75 million, an increase of 0.9% from the same month of the previous year.

--The total number of overnight stays for Japanese travelers for April 2018 was down 0.0% compared with the same month of the previous year and the total number for May decreased by 1.8% from the same month of the previous year.

--The total number of overnight stays for international visitors for April 2018 was 8.30 million, an increase of 5.5% from the same month of the previous year and the highest number ever recorded for April since the survey began. In May, the number was up 16.1% from the same month of the previous year.

2. Room occupancy rates

--The overall room occupancy rate for April 2018 was 60.7%. The overall rate for May was 61.9%.

 

--In the prefectures which had room occupancy rates of over 80% in April 2018, city hotels had the highest rates in 17 prefectures (April 2017: 13), business hotels in 7 (April 2017: 6) and resort hotels in 2 (April 2017: 3).

 

--In overall room occupancy rates, Osaka prefecture had the highest nationwide at 85.0%. Particularly, the occupancy rates were highest for city hotels at 93.2%, and resort hotels at 91.1% and business hotels at 86.0% also continued to have high occupancy rates.