Canaries non-hotel stays rose 3.1%

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Overnight stays at non-hotel tourist accommodation (apartments, campsites, rural tourism and hostels) in the Canary Islands reached up to 8 million last November, which means an increase of 3.1% over the same month of 2014.

In Spain as a whole, the number rose 6.9% in November, by a total of more than 5.3 million, while the average stay in this type of accommodation stood at 5.7 nights per traveller.

parador hotel, mountainsAccording to figures released by the National Statistics Institute (INE), overnight stays in non-hotel accommodation by Spanish residents increased 8.1% in November to approach 1.3 million, while overnight stays by foreign visitors rose 6.5% increasing to more than 4.1 million overnight stays.

Specifically, 3.5 million EU travellers recorded overnight stays in non-hotel accommodation -excluding Spanish residents- and 610,249 overnight stays were recorded by tourists from elsewhere around the globe.

Over the first eleven months of last year, overnight stays in apartments, campsites, rural accommodation and hostels grew 4.5% over the same period of last year.


Total overnight stays throughout Spain -including hotels, apartments, campsites, rural tourism and albergues (pilgrim/hiking hostels)- rose 5.6% in November compared with the same month in 2014.

Of all overnight stays, 75% were in hotels and 25% were non-hotel tourist accommodation.  This result is due to a 1.7% drop in overnight stays by residents along with an increase of 9.6% from non-residents.

The total average stays fell by 1.8%, to 3.3 nights per traveler.

The main source markets out of all regulated tourist accommodation throughout Spain are the British (25.9% of all nights spent by non-residents), Germans (20.7%) and French (5.1%).




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