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Benidorm registers one million more overnight apartment stays than Madrid

Written by on February 14, 2019

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Article Written & Published in Spanish By: Diario Informacion
Translated by Google from Spanish to English

The tourist apartments of Benidorm register in 2018 one million more overnight stays than Madrid

Vacation rentals in the capital of the Costa Blanca lose 90,000 stays compared to 2017 but still have the best data of the peninsula

The tourist apartments of Benidorm register in 2018 one million more overnight stays than Madrid

The average period of reservations is one week.

A million stays separate the business from holiday rentals in Benidorm compared to the sector in Madrid . This is indicated in the annual report of the tourist apartments of Abectur, prepared from the data handled by the business association Hosbec and the National Institute of Statistics.

In the study, made public yesterday, it is noted that the city of skyscrapers recorded a total of 2.7 million overnight stays in this type of accommodation compared to the 1.7 million that were accounted for in the capital of Spain.

This being the case, Benidorm’s tourist apartments once again lead the ranking of peninsular destinations with more stays in this type of accommodation. The city is only surpassed by five municipalities of the Canary Islands: San Bartolomé de Tirajana (6 million); Arona (4.3 million); Aunts (3.8 million); Mogán (3.3 million) and Adeje (2.8 million).

The capital of the Costa Blanca occupies the sixth position in this list but it becomes the first destination if only the municipalities located in the peninsula are taken into account. Madrid, on the other hand, is in eighth place with just over 1.7 million stays.

Keep in mind that Benidorm has, at least in a regulated way, more tourist apartments than the Spanish capital. However, from the employers’ association, through Abectur, consider that these good data are the result of the work done by the sector to break seasonality .

Thus, other municipalities in Alicante such as Dénia also have an important market niche in the sector of holiday apartments, which, however, does not remain stable throughout the year, according to sources of the association.

In fact, it should be noted that the tourist apartments in Benidorm maintained an average occupancy ratio of 72% over the past year. A figure that shows that the capital of the Costa Blanca has already broken with the seasonality of the vast majority of peninsular destinations.

However, the emergence of new online platforms that sell private flats for holiday use has made a dent in the sector and in Benidorm translates into a 3.3% drop in activity compared to 2017. Some 90,000 fewer overnight stays, according to the data provided in the report of Abectur.

However, the drop experienced in Benidorm of about 3 points is far from the average of the Valencian Community, which the study figures at no less than 10%.

On the other hand, it should be noted that the average period of the reserves is around the week. Thus, the average stay is 6.6 days in this modality of regulated accommodation in front of the floors that commercialize platforms such as Airbnb, where 60% of the reservations do not last more than three nights, as reflected in different studies carried out by Hosbec through its Big Data department.

Things change in the camping sector , which continues to grow by leaps and bounds. This type of accommodation has been close to 9 million overnight stays in 2018 in the Community, an increase of 8%, which in Benidorm is reduced to 5.4% compared to 2017.

Tourists also increased by 8.7%, up to reach 93,580. Thus, the city of skyscrapers is the leader in terms of the average occupancy rate in tourist apartments nationwide.

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