Overnight stays in hotels in Iceland were 85,600 in April 2010, compared to 93,100 in April 2009. Bookings decreased in all regions except in north and southwestern Iceland.
Hótel Aldan in Seydisfjördur, east Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
In the western region and the West Fjords overnight stays decreased by 26 percent compared to April 2009, as stated on the website of Statistics Iceland.
In the east, overnight stays decreased by 14 percent and in the capital region there was a 10 percent decrease compared to April 2009.
However, in the south there was a similar number of overnight stays compared to April 2009, in the north overnight stays increased by seven percent, and there was an increase of three percent in the southwestern region.
The number of foreigners staying at hotels decreased by 11 percent compared to April 2009, while bookings among Icelanders were similar between years.
For the first four months of 2010 there were 311,300 overnight stays, an increase of two percent between years.
For the first four months of 2010 the number of overnight stays of foreigners increased by three percent compared with same period in 2009, while the number of overnight stays of Icelanders decreased by one percent.