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Overnight Stays in Non-Hotel Accommodations Moderated Their Decline to 22% In March, Smallest Fall in a Year

According to the INE, overnight stays in non-hotel accommodations rose above the two-million mark in March, a fall of 21.8% compared to the same month in INE.

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There were more than two million overnight stays in non-hotel tourist accommodations, including apartments, campsites, rural tourism sites and hostels, a fall of 21.8% compared to the same month in 2020, according to provisional data published by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

With this figure, overnight stays in non-hotel establishments have posted 13 consecutive months of declines. However, the fall in March is the lowest since the beginning of the pandemic.

Moreover, for the first time in 13 months, overnight stays in rural houses and campsites reported increases of 61.7% and 21.5% year-on-year, respectively. However, overnight stays in hostels fell by 57.2% and in tourist flats by 46.2%.

Month-on-month (March vs February), the fall in ex-hotel overnights has moderated by almost 57 points compared to the drop in the previous month when it fell by 78.2%. Meanwhile, if we compare the figure for March 2021 with that recorded in the same month of 2019, extra-hotel overnights have fallen by 70%, according to the INE.

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