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The Balearics had the third highest hotel occupancy among regions of Spain in October. The average was 61.2% and was behind the community of Madrid with 65.8% and the national leader, the Canary Islands, with 77.7%. These statistics come from from the survey into hotel occupancy by the National Statistics Institute.

As a whole for Spain, the survey shows that this was up by 7.5% compared with October 2014 (28.2 million overnight stays in hotels).

By tourist areas, Fuerteventura in the Canaries had the highest relative occupancy, with 82.6% of its hotel places taken up and a weekend occupancy of 81.7%. Majorca had the highest actual number of overnight stays - more than 4.5 million.

Specific destinations with the most overnight stays were Madrid itself, Barcelona and Benidorm, while Pajara (Las Palmas) reached the highest level of occupancy. This was 88.8%, with weekend occupancy (also the highest) at 85.3%. The survey also looked at hotel prices, showing that in October they had risen by 9% in Catalonia (compared with 2014), by 7.6% in the Balearics, 5.2% in Andalusia and 4% in the Canaries.

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