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Madeira ended the year 2017 with a record number of tourists. The year was marked by an increase of 8% in income per room. The data is preliminary but accounts for the visit last year of 1.4 million tourists. 70 thousand guests, or 5% more than in 2016.

December was a “bad month”, since they were registered less dormant, despite the famous Madeiran fireworks. This I guess would have been due to the collapse are certain airlines, and people not able to afford alternative tickets.

Last year, hotels on the island recorded 7.5 million overnight stays.

Madeira’s hotel industry earned 407.3 million euros, 8% more than in 2016.

For this result contributed a rise in income per room, or RevPar, which increased  4 euros, from 47 to 51 euros.

A paradigm shift that begins to affect all tourist destinations, the average stay fell 3.2% although Madeira leads with five nights.

Taken from RTPM