12 Jul, 2015 @ 18:00
1 min read

Private rentals dominate Spain’s holiday market

holiday rental spain

holiday-rental-spainPRIVATE rentals are dominating the holiday market in Spain.

For the first time, the number of home rentals has surpassed the number of hotel beds booked in Spain.

Airbnb and similar sites took a total of 2.7 million bookings in the past year, compared to the 2.4 million reservations taken out at hotels and traditional lodgings.

Airbnb currently lists 278,000 properties in Spain.

In Barcelona alone, 64% of available rooms are offered by online home rental services.

Iona Napier

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: [email protected] or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.

1 Comment

  1. I see the Public has voted their preference. It makes sense when you compare: greater sense of privacy, larger living space/group, flexibility to economically eat in or out, space for family children & dining facility, overall cost for living space/person, etc. I guess, compete or else! But hotels report higher occupancy rates then ever B4….so?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story

Costa de la Luz: The great escape

douglas chadwick
Next Story

Buying what’s hot, ditching what’s not

Latest from Lead

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press