Hostmaker: Tourist Flats were 11.6% YoY More Expensive in Barcelona this Easter

6 April 2018 – Eje Prime

The Barcelona brand is continuing to sell outside of its borders. The price of tourist rentals in the Catalan capital rose by 11.6% during the recent Easter holidays. This data is evidence of the “recovery” of the city, according to the apartment manager Hostmaker.

The British company, which has been operating in Barcelona since 2015, reveals that visitors paid €115 per day, on average, for every night that they spent in one of the hundreds of tourist apartments located all over the city, up from the €103 that they paid last year during the same (equivalent) dates.

“We are seeing a trend that confirms the recovery of the Barcelona brand”, said Inés Nobre, Director General of Hostmaker in Spain. The data from her company supports this statement, given that the occupancy rate of tourist apartments grew by 25% between 24 March and 2 April 2018 compared to the same (equivalent) period in 2017.

Of the tourists who used the platform to spend Easter in Barcelona, European visitors were the most prevalent, accounting for 57% of total reservations, followed by North Americans, with 23% of the total. People from Asia and South America, with 11% and 9%, respectively, were the other two visitor profiles who took advantage of the holidays to stay in tourist apartments in Barcelona.

Original story: Eje Prime 

Translation: Carmel Drake

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