Overnight stays in non-hotel tourist accommodation (apartments, campgrounds and rural houses) totaled 12.7 million in June, 3.7% more than in the same month of 2018, driven by national tourism, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
Thus, while the overnight stays of residents in Spain grew 9.1%, to exceed 5.35 million, those made by tourists from abroad increased 0.1% and reached 7.4 million.
In June, the average stay was 4.3 overnight stays per traveler.
In the accumulated of the first six months of the year, overnight stays in non-hotel establishments decreased 0.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.
By type of accommodation, overnight stays in tourist apartments fell by 1.2% in June, with a 3.5% increase in national users and a 2.9% decrease in non-residents.
The variation rate of overnight stays in tourist apartments showed decreases in the last months (with the exception of April 2019, in which Holy Week took place), mainly due to the fact that there are establishments that are being reclassified as dwellings for use tourism, thus leaving the scope of statistics that the INE prepares.
That month, 38.8% of the places offered were occupied, 0.5% more than in June 2018, while the average stay was reduced by 2.7% compared to the same month last year, standing at 5, 2 overnight stays per traveler.
The preferred destination was the Canary Islands, with more than 1.9 million overnight stays and the busiest in Madrid, with a rate of 81.2%.
The United Kingdom, with more than two million overnight stays in apartments, and Germany, with more than 500,000, were the main emitting markets for this market segment.
Overnight stays in campgrounds increased 12% in June, due to the increase in the use of national tourists (15.2%) and those of non-residents in Spain (8.1%).
The occupation of plots was 38.4%, 4.4% more than in June 2018 and Catalonia remained the preferred destination, with more than 2.2 million overnight stays and La Rioja reached the highest occupancy rate ( 68.9%).
In rural tourism accommodation, the number of overnight stays increased 7.1%, with an increase in users resident in Spain of 8.7% and an increase of 4.3% in international tourists.
The occupation level stood at 20% in June and the Balearic Islands was the favorite destination for this type of tourism (166,405 overnight stays), in addition to being the one that presented the highest occupation, with a rate of 54%.
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