BALEARIC hotels were 63.3 percent occupied in April, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), which also reported a rise of 2.7 percent in hotel prices during last month. Throughout the whole of Spain, there was a total of 21.1 million overnight stays in hotels during April, which is an increase of 24.3 percent in comparison with the same month last year, and hotel prices rose 3.7 percent throughout the country. This rise in the number of overnight stays was due to the effect of Easter, which was in April in 2006 but in March in 2005. Taking the two months together, the number of overnight stays rose by 12 percent in comparison with 2005. Overnight stays by Spanish people rose by 11.4 percent and stays for foreigners rose by 12.3 percent. With regard to overnight stays by foreigners in April, 31.6 percent were made by Germans, followed by 22.9 percent made by the British, then 8.5 percent made by the French, among others.