Overnight stays made in non-hotel tourist accommodation (apartments, campsites, rural tourism accommodation and shelters) exceeded 5.9 million in November 2018, which is 1.5% more than the same month of 2017, according to the data of the National Institute of Statistics (INE), which does not have records on housing in tourist housing.
In November, overnight stays by residents increased by 19.6% while those of non-residents decreased by 4.3%. The average stay was 5.1 overnight stays per traveler.
Overnight stays by residents exceeded 1.72 million in November, with 633,250 travelers; while those from the European Union (excluding Spain) reached 3.6 million, with 439.852 travelers. From the rest of the world, 640,280 overnight stays were recorded, with 160,691 travelers.
During the first eleven months, overnight stays decreased by 2.6% compared to the same period of 2017.
They fall 4% in apartments
Overnight stays in tourist apartments fell by 4% in November. Those of residents rose by 11%, while those of non-residents decreased by 6.8%. The average stay is reduced by 5.7% with respect to the same month of 2017, standing at 6.2 average overnight stays per traveler.
Those carried out by non-residents in apartments represent 81.9% of the total and the United Kingdom continues to be the main market, with more than one million overnight stays, 3.7% less than in October 2017. It is followed by Germany, with 511,580 overnight stays, 4.1% less.
In November, 33.3% of the places offered by tourist apartments were occupied, 1.8% less than in the same month of 2017. The occupancy rate was 37.1% on weekends, a 0, 3% less.
The Tourist Apartment Price Index (IPAP) increased by 1.7% compared to November 2017. The normal rate – tour operators and travel agencies -, which has the greatest weight in the weighting structure this month (59, 4%) increases by 2.2%.
On the other hand, the Canary Islands was the preferred destination in apartments, with 2.5 million overnight stays and a decrease of 6.5%. The Canarian archipelago also reached the highest occupancy, with 84% of the apartments offered.
For tourist areas, the island of Gran Canaria is the preferred destination with 871,768 overnight stays, while the island of Lanzarote reaches the highest occupancy with 87.5% of the apartments offered.
The tourist spots with the highest number of overnight stays in tourist apartments were San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Arona and Mogán.
Increase in campsites
As for the campsites, they recorded an annual increase of 12.2% in November 2018 compared to the same month of the previous year. Residents grew by 27.4%, while non-residents rose by 6.1%.
During the month of November, 36.5% of the plots offered were occupied, 2.5% more than in the same month of 2017. The occupancy rate by weekend plots reached 37.8%, with a annual increase of 1%. 67.2% of the overnight stays in campsites are made by non-resident travelers. The United Kingdom is the main issuing market, with 35.1% of overnight stays by non-residents, 7.6% more than in November 2017.
The Campsite Price Index (IPAC) increases by 1% in annual rate in November of last year. The 'bungalow' rate, with 34.3% in the weighting structure, does not change to the same month of the year 2017.
By communities, the Valencian Community is the preferred one in this segment, with 562,296 overnight stays, representing an increase of 10.6% in the annual rate. La Rioja, with 60.9%, reaches the highest level of occupancy of the plots offered.
For tourist areas, the Costa Blanca is the preferred destination, with 315,805 overnight stays. It also reaches the highest occupancy, of 78% of the plots offered, while the tourist spots with the most overnight stays are Bernidorm, Cartagena and Marbella.
Rural tourism is triggered
On the other hand, overnight stays in rural tourism accommodation show an annual increase of 25.4% in November 2018, with an increase of 31.9% of residents, while non-residents decreased by 1.4% .
Occupancy was 13.3% of places, which is 22.4% more than in November 2017. The weekend occupancy rate was 29.6%, an increase of 6.2%.
The Rural Tourism Accommodation Price Index (IPTR) registered an increase of 1.7% with respect to November of the year 2017. For its part, the weekend rate, which has the greatest weight in the structure of weights in September (74.1% of the total), rose 1.9% in annual rate.
By communities, Castilla y León is the preferred destination, with 123,669 overnight stays, 29.4% more than in the same month of the previous year. The Canary Islands reached the highest degree of occupation, with 36.4% of the places offered.
For tourist areas, the Pyrenees is the main destination, with 27,015 overnight stays. The Corona Forestal Natural Park reaches the highest occupancy, of 44.3% of the places offered.
Less in hostels
As for the hostels, overnight stays decreased by 8% in November. Those of residents increased by 4.2%, while those of non-residents decreased by 14.6%.
22.9% of the places were occupied, 9.4% more than in November 2017. The weekend occupancy rate reached 30.9%, with an increase of 10.5%.
By communities, Catalonia is the preferred destination, with 49,758 overnight stays, without variation compared to November 2017. This community also achieved the highest occupancy rate, with 54.2% of the places offered.