The composition of this consolidated comprehensive income heading is as follows:
In 2021, the Group experienced an improvement to the level of activity in its hotel business, which led to an increase in some operational expenses directly related to the level of activity, such as the supplies and laundry service, among others. Also, the increase recorded in revenue per available room explains the increase in associated agency commission expenses. Nevertheless, and in spite of the improvement to business, the Group has, since the start of the pandemic, a contingency plan in place to reduce fixed and variable costs directly related to the level of activity.
On the other hand, during 2021, the Group managed to reach agreements with the vast majority of landlords, which has made it possible to obtain rent concessions to significantly mitigate the impact of the pandemic. In this sense, as a result of applying the IFRS 16 amendment published on 30 August 2021, the Group recorded savings of 28,625 thousand euros relating to rent concessions achieved in the aforementioned negotiations carried out as a result of Covid-19 (Note 2.2). In addition, as a result of the drop in business and renegotiations and write-offs, expenses for variable rents, as well as those which are not subject to IFRS 16, were reduced.
Likewise, as a result of the subsidies or bonuses received by the Governments to offset the losses produced by the fixed income, a saving of 13 million euros was recorded in leases.
During 2021 and 2020, the fees for account auditing and other services provided by the auditor of the Group’s consolidated annual accounts and the fees for services invoiced by the entities related to it by control, shared ownership or management, were as follows:
Additionally, entities associated with the international network of the consolidated annual accounts auditor have invoiced the Group for the following services:
During 2021, other auditing firms apart from the auditor of the consolidated annual accounts or entities associated with this company by control, shared ownership or management, have provided account auditing services to the companies making up the Group, for fees totalling 99 thousand euros (46 thousand euros in 2020). The fees accrued in 2021 by these firms for tax advice services were 468 thousand euros (366 thousand euros in 2020) and for other services, 242 thousand euros (54 thousand euros in 2020).