Overnight stays in non-hotel accommodations rise 1.5% in November to 5.9 million

Overnight stays in non-hotel accommodations rise 1.5% in November to 5.9 million


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Overnight stays made in non-hotel tourist accommodation (apartments, campsites, rural tourism accommodation and hostels) have exceeded 5.9 million in November 2018, which is 1.5% more with respect to the same month of the year 2017, according to the provisional data of the National Institute of Statistics (INE), which does not have records on housing in tourist housing.

In November, the overnight stays of residents they have increased by 19.6% while those of non-residents have fallen by 4.3%. The average stay was 5.1 overnight stays per traveler.

Overnight stays of residents have 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, they have registered 640,280 overnight stays, with 160,691 travelers. During the first eleven months, overnight stays decreased by 2.6% compared to the same period of 2017.

Fall in overnight stays in apartments

Overnight stays in tourist apartments they have fallen 4% in November. Those of residents have increased by 11%, while those of non-residents decreased by 6.8%. The average stay has been reduced by 5.7% compared to the same month of 2017, standing at 6.2 average overnight stays per traveler.

Those carried out by non-residents in apartments have represented 81.9% of the total and United Kingdom remains 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 have been occupied, 1.8% less than in the same month of 2017. The occupancy rate was 37.1% on weekends, 0.3% less.

The Price Index for Tourist Apartments (IPAP) has increased by 1.7% compared to November 2017. The normal rate – tour operators and travel agencies -, which has the greatest weight in the structure of weights this month (59.4%), increases by 2 ,two%.

On the other hand, The Canary Islands has been the preferred destination in apartments, with 2.5 million overnight stays and a decrease of 6.5%. The Canarian archipelago has also reached the highest occupancy, with 84% of the apartments offered. By tourist areas, the island of Gran Canaria is the preferred destination with 871,768 overnight stays, while the island of Lanzarote has reached 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.

More overnight stays in campsites

As for the campsites, have registered an annual increase of 12.2% in November 2018 Respect to the same month of previously year. Residents grew by 27.4%, while non-residents rose by 6.1%.

During the month of November they have been busy 36.5% of the plots offered, 2.5% more than in the same month of 2017. The occupancy rate by weekend plots reached 37.8%, with an 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) has increased 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, Valencia is the preferred one in this segment, with 562,296 overnight stays, which means an increase of 10, 6% annual rate. La Rioja, with 60.9%, has reached the highest degree of occupancy of the plots offered.

By tourist areas, 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.

A good month for rural tourism

On the other hand, overnight stays in rural tourism lodgings present an annual increase of 25.4% in November 2018, with an increase of 31.9% of residents, while non-residents decreased by 1.4%.

The ocupation has been 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) has registered an increase of 1.7% compared to November of the year 2017. For its part, the weekend rate, which has the greatest weight in the structure of weightings in September (74.1% of the total), rose by 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. By tourist areas, Pirineos 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.

Fall in the hostels

As for the hostelsOvernight stays have fallen 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 reached the highest occupancy rate, with 54.2% of the places offered.

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