Spain Reports Hotel Occupancy in April Was "Nil"

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A woman wearing a Spanish flag on her shoulders bangs a saucepan during a protest against the Spanish government lockdown measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MADRID — The latest report from Spain’s National Statistics Institute makes grim reading for the country’s tourism sector.

The report published Friday said that in April hotel occupancy was “nil,” as establishments locked down due to the new coronavirus outbreak.

The institute, which is a government body, published columns of zeros for overnight stays, average length of stays and occupancy rates.

Spain is Europe’s second most popular tourist destination, after France.