In 2020, Due To The Influenza Pandemic, The Number Of Overnight Stays Outside Hotels Has Dropped By Nearly 60%

2021-02-01   |   by CusiGO

As a result of the coronavirus epidemic, off hotel tourist accommodation (apartments, camps, farmhouses and hotels) and hotel operators will suffer a terrible blow in 2020. According to data released by the National Bureau of statistics on Monday, the loss rate of out of hotel accommodation is 58.8%. Overall, 52.2 million nights were recorded, compared with more than 125 million in 2019.

In the case of non hotel accommodation, the behavior pattern caused by covid crisis repeated in hotels. That is to say, the tourism industry of Spanish residents has withstood the blow compared with foreign tourists (19.7 million nights, down 73.9%) (32.5 million nights, down 36.5%). Although there was a significant decline in both cases.

Depending on the type, the majority of overnight stays were in tourist Apartments (45% of the total) and camps (41.6%). Rural tourism accounted for 12% of the total number of overnight sleepers, while hotels accounted for the remaining 1.4%. However, the evolution of different options is different: rural tourism accommodation and camp are the hardest hit, with a decrease of 46.4% and 46.7% respectively. Meanwhile, in 2020, tourist apartments and hotels decreased by 67.1% and 74.9% respectively. The main reason for these declines is the months of imprisonment during which activities are ineffective, although the further rise in infectious diseases at the end of the year has helped to maintain or even widen the gap.

With regard to jobs offered and occupation, the epidemic has also caused significant damage. In the tourist apartments, for example, the number of people staying in them has been reduced by a third since they opened in the summer. Last year, on average, only 21.2% of the options were covered, almost half as much as in 2019. In shelters, supply fell by 54.1%, occupancy remained at 16.3%, down 31.7% from 2019.

In the camp, the number of places has been reduced by 32.7% and the occupancy rate has remained at 36.3%, 11.1% lower than a year ago. In terms of rural tourism accommodation, the other sector hardest hit by covid, the supply decreased by 33.7%, with an average occupancy rate of 15.5%, down nearly 20% from the previous year. That is to say, even those who survived the crisis most successfully, 2020 will be very bad. Although all out of hotel accommodations have undergone a lot of adjustments, this year’s situation is better (or not worse) than that of hotels, with the overnight rate falling by 73.3% in 2020.

After the second and third increases in coronavirus infections in Spain and other parts of Europe, a clear downward trend was confirmed in the last month of 2020. The total number of out of hotel accommodation is slightly more than 1.7 million, down 71.4% from December 2019. This is four percentage points lower than in November, although there is still a decline of more than 70%. At the end of the financial year, a total of 85212 non hotel accommodation facilities were opened, a decrease of one-third over the same period last year.

As of December, 322000 tourists had stayed in tourist apartments, camps, farmhouses or hotels. Spanish residents accounted for 76.5% of the total (246000 travelers, compared with 75000 foreigners). Despite the increase in accommodation, the number of overnight stays was almost flat: 49.3% were Spanish residents and 50.7% were non residents, who usually chose longer stays. As a result, the industry measures the decline by the number of nights, not by travelers, because it is closer to the income gap: the less nights it spends, the less it spends.