Eurostat short-stay accommodation bookings via collaborative economy platforms

In addition to the summary provided on the EC website users are able to download an in-depth statistical article on the topic along with policy actions adopted by the EC with regard to the Collaborative economy. 

The headline analysis presented is based on bookings made via Airbnb, Booking, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor during 2018 and 2019, with the intention of publishing statistics on a regular basis going forwards, covering number of stays booked and nights spent broken down by EU geographies. 

The release reveals that in 2019 554 million nights were booked in accommodation through the four platforms, an increase of 14% on the year before.  The destinations seeing the greatest number of nights booked were Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Lisbon and Madrid.  

One-in-eight nights spent in Andalusia in 2019 had been booked via these four platforms.   

The full article provides details at the NUTS3 level and analyses the results based on both seasonality and the country of origin of guests.  Insights include that one-in-three guest nights fell in the months of July and August.   

A helpful shaded map in the summary article allows the reader to spot which regions attract the highest volume of nights spent in short-stay accommodation in 2019 that had been booked via one of the four platforms. 

Link to Eurostat figures for short stay accommodation bookings