Overnight stays in apartments skyrocket in the Canary Islands
Canaries led the
overnight stays in tourist apartments in March, compared to the same month of the previous year, rising 594.8% and exceeding two million, according to provisional data published this Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
In addition, the archipelago reached the
highest occupancywith 50.7% of the apartments offered and by tourist area, the island of Tenerife was the preferred destination, with 676,238 overnight stays and an occupancy rate of 79.6%.
The tourist spots with the highest number of overnight stays in March they are San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria), Arona (Tenerife) and Tías (Lanzarote).
Of the total overnight stays, a total of 1,908,605 corresponded to
foreign tourists and the rest, 139,574, to national residents, with an average stay of 7.89 days and 9,9974 workers in the subsector.
At the national level, overnight stays in
tourist apartments increased by 320.2% last March and those made by residents rose by 62.2% and those by non-residents by 705.5%.
INE data show that
the average stay grew by 10.1% compared to March 2021, standing at a total of 5.8 overnight stays per traveler.
According to data from the statistical institute, in March 30.5% of the places offered by national tourist apartments were occupied, which means
205% more than in the same month of 2021 and the weekend occupancy rate by places stood at 34.9%, with an increase of 201.5%.
Overnight stays of non-residents in tourist apartments last March they represented 76.9% of the total. The United Kingdom continues to be the main issuing market, with a total of 902,699 overnight stays, followed by Germany, with 388,010 overnight stays.
In general, overnight stays in
Spanish non-hotel tourist accommodation (apartments, campsites, rural tourism accommodation and hostels) exceeded the figure of 5.9 million last March, which is almost triple (186.5%) the figure registered in the same month of 2021 when the a total of 2 million overnight stays.
This impulse was a consequence, above all, of the increase of 436.6% (five times more) in the
overnight stays made by foreigners. Those of the Spaniards increased in the third month of the year by 44.3% compared to March of the previous year.
average stay in non-hotel accommodation stood in March in Spain at 4.7 overnight stays per traveler.
first three months of 2022 Overnight stays in Spanish non-hotel accommodation increased by 232% compared to the same period of the previous year.
Occupations in foreign campsites increase
Overnight stays at campsites registered an increase of 55.4% in March compared to the same month of the previous year.
Those of residents fell by 10%while those of non-residents increased by 153.8%.
During March, 35.9% of the plots offered were occupied, 10.8% more than in the same month of 2021.
The degree of occupation by plots on weekends it reached 39.2%, with an annual increase of 16.1%.
65.2% of the overnight stays in campsites were made by non-resident travellers. Germany was the main source market, with 33.2% of overnight stays by non-residents, 211.8% more than in March 2021.
By destinations, the Valencian Community was the preferred destination for campsites, with 602,440 overnight stays, which represents an increase of 55.4% in the annual rate. This autonomous community also reached the highest occupancy rate, with 56.2% of the plots offered.
By tourist areas, the Costa Blanca was the preferred destination, with 314,511 overnight stays and an occupation of 73.2% of the plots offered. The tourist spots with the most overnight stays were Benidorm, Cartagena and Cabanes.
Rural accommodation gaining strength
Last March, overnight stays in Spanish rural tourism accommodation registered a growth of 106.2%. The increase was greater for non-residents who increased by 284.8% while that of residents rose by 80.3%.
In rural tourism accommodation, 11.3% of the beds were occupied, 62.4% more than in March 2021. The weekend occupancy rate stood at 27.2%, with an annual increase of 115.6%.
By communitiesCastilla y León was the preferred destination, with 87,957 overnight stays, 201.9% more than in March 2021. For its part, the Canary Islands reached the highest occupancy rate, with 34.7% of the places offered.
By tourist areasthe
island of majorca was the
preferred destination, with 36,064 overnight stays. The Corona Forestal National Park reached the highest occupancy, with 44.3% of the places offered.
As regards the
hostels last March A total of 351,627 overnight stays were recorded in this type of accommodation, which represents an annual increase of 557.3%. Those of residents increased by 328.8% and those of non-residents by 1,373.4%.
20% of the bedplaces are occupied, 250.9% more than in March 2021. The weekend occupancy rate reached 24.6%, with an increase of 230.6%.
The Community of
Madrid was the preferred destination, with 72,259 overnight stays. This autonomous community also reached the highest occupancy, with 58.6% of the places offered
The INE also released this Wednesday the Tourist Apartment Price Index (IPAP) which increased by 14.4% in March compared to the same month of 2021, the Camping Price Index (IPAC) by 1.2% and the Rural Tourism Price Index (IPTR) 7%.
With all this, overnight stays in the group of
Spanish collective tourist accommodation (hotels, apartments, campsites, rural tourism accommodation and hostels) increased by 316.2% in March in annual rate.
Residents increased by 130% and those of non-residents 732.9%. The average stay grew by 27.6%, to a total of 3.2 overnight stays per traveller.
Of the total overnight stays in collective tourist accommodation, 74.7% corresponds to hotels and 25.3% to non-hotel tourist accommodation.
main markets Issuers in the set of regulated tourist accommodation were the British (with 25% of the total overnight stays by non-residents), the German (18.7%) and the French (6.9%).
Canary Islands continues to be the favorite destination, with more than 7.4 million overnight stays (770.8% more than in March 2021). It is followed by Andalusia, with more than 3.7 million (and an increase of 387.4%) and Catalonia, with more than 3 million (and an annual increase of 220.8%).