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Nights booked in short term accommodation increased in 2023 according to Eurostat

During 2023, guests spent 678.6 million nights in short-term rental accommodation in the EU booked via Airbnb, Booking, Expedia Group or TripAdvisor, which corresponds to a 13.8% increase compared with 2022 (596.5 million), according to data published by Eurostat.

This data, collected by the four online platforms, is shared in accordance to an agreement with the European Commission, and consists of monthly data on short-stay accommodation offered via online platforms for the Q4 2023 at the national level, and regional data for the Q3 2023. 

Monthly figures for stays booked via these platforms exceeded the previous year in 11 out of 12 months, with the last quarter of 2023 recording increases above 20%.

Specifically, in October 2023 there were 55.3 million nights spent in accommodation booked via online platforms, up 21.9% compared with October 2022. In November, there were 31.8 million overnight stays (+20.0% compared with November 2022), and in December 45.3 million (+25.8% compared with December 2022).

Data for Cyprus also show a comparable increase for the first nine months of 2023 (Q1 - Q3), for which data is available on Eurostat’s website.

Meanwhile, the most popular regions (at NUTS 2 level) for short-term rental accommodation booked via online platforms in the third quarter of 2023 were Jadranska Hrvatska in Croatia (23.7 million nights), Andalucía in Spain (14.0 million nights), and the French Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (12.2 million nights).

In the same quarter, among the top 20 regions, six were in France, five each in Spain and Italy, two in Greece and one region each in Croatia and Portugal.

During Q3 2023, Cyprus recorded 141,732 nights spent at short-stay accommodation booked via online platforms according to the same data.

(Source: CNA)

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