Spain: Decrease in Non-Hotel Tourist Accommodation Stay in August 2023

The latest press release from Spain’s National Institute of Statistics reveals a 1.6% decrease in overnight stays in non-hotel tourist accommodations in August 2023 compared to the same month in 2022. Despite this decline, cumulative stays since January have seen a 3.7% increase, surpassing the figures for the same period in 2019 by 3.9%.

Highlights from August 2023:

  1. Camping Statistics:
    • Total Overnight Stays: 11,370,324, marking a modest increase of 1.18%.
    • Average Stay Duration: 5.26 days, reflecting a slight decrease of 1.36%.
    • Occupancy Rate per Plot: 60.48%, showing a positive change of 1.41%.
    • Camping Prices Index: 196.86, indicating a notable rise of 7.17%.

These figures provide insights into the tourism landscape, demonstrating a nuanced scenario with a decline in overall stays but notable growth in certain sectors like camping. The increase in camping prices alongside a rise in occupancy suggests a shifting preference for outdoor accommodations, contributing to the broader tourism industry’s evolving dynamics.