Canary Islands top November overnight stays in apartments with over 2.2 million

In November, the Canary Islands recorded over 2.2 million tourist flat overnight stays, a 2.2% increase from the previous year, as per the National Statistics Institute (INE).

In November, the Canary Islands led the way in tourist flat overnight stays, with just over 2.2 million, marking a 2.2% increase from the same month the previous year, as reported by the National Statistics Institute (INE). This surge reflects the archipelago’s high occupancy rate, with 84.2% of flats being occupied. Tenerife emerged as the preferred destination, boasting 744,172 overnight stays, while Lanzarote topped the charts with an occupancy rate of 87.1%.

Notably, the key tourist hotspots for overnight stays included San Bartolomé de Tirajana in Gran Canaria, Arona in Tenerife, and Tías in Lanzarote. On a broader scale, non-hotel tourist accommodations across Spain, encompassing flats, campsites, rural tourism accommodations, and hostels, surpassed 6.4 million overnight stays in November. This represents a substantial 7.9% increase compared to the same month in 2022.

The breakdown of this increase reveals a 3.7% rise in overnight stays by residents and a more significant 9.8% surge by non-residents. The average duration of stay in November 2023 stood at 4.5 overnight stays per traveler, indicating a robust interest in longer stays. The first eleven months of 2023 witnessed a 4.1% increase in overnight stays in non-hotel tourist accommodations compared to the same period in 2022, suggesting a promising close to the year.

Focusing on tourist flats, November saw a 6.4% rise in overnight stays, with non-resident travelers contributing a 7.9% increase and residents a modest 0.8% uptick. Despite this growth, the average stay duration slightly declined by 1.5% to 5.6 overnight stays per traveler. Nonetheless, occupancy rates remained healthy, with 32% of available bedplaces filled, a slight 0.3% increase. On weekends, the occupancy rate was 35.6%, despite a minor 0.5% decrease.

Canary Islands top November overnight stays in apartments with over 2.2 million

Non-resident travelers accounted for a dominant 79.4% of overnight stays, with the United Kingdom being the primary source market, claiming 29.2% of the total.

Campsites also witnessed a significant 13.2% increase in overnight stays compared to November 2022, with both resident and non-resident figures rising by 13.3% and 13.2%, respectively. Occupancy rates for campsites were robust, with 41.5% of pitches occupied, a 9.2% increase. Weekend occupancy stood at 42.7%, marking a 6.9% rise. Non-resident travelers represented 66% of overnight stays, with Germany being the leading source market at 35.3%.

In terms of rural tourism accommodations, overnight stays grew by 4.9% in November, with non-residents showing a significant 17.9% increase. The occupancy rate for rural accommodations was 12.5%, slightly up by 1.3% from November 2022. Castilla y León was the preferred destination, while the Canary Islands boasted the highest occupancy rate at 37.6%.

Lastly, hostels experienced a 10.2% annual increase in November. While resident bedplaces fell by 3.1%, non-resident bedplaces jumped by 20.8%. Occupancy rates were 20.6%, up by 9.9% from the previous year, and weekend occupancy reached 29.8%, a 15.7% increase.

Overall, the Canary Islands’ leading position in overnight stays, coupled with the consistent increase across various types of accommodations, underscores the region’s enduring appeal as a prime tourist destination.

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