Granada in Andalusia [Credit: Jorge Fernández Salas]

Eurostat: 678.6m nights spent in STRs via OTAs in 2023

Europe: Guests spent 678.6 million nights in short-term rental accommodation in the European Union [EU] booked via Airbnb, Booking, Expedia Group or TripAdvisor in 2023, according to the EU’s statistical agency Eurostat.

The figures correspond to a 13.8 per cent increase compared to 2022 levels [596.5 million].

As per Eurostat, monthly figures for stays booked via the online booking platforms exceeded the previous year in 11 out of 12 months, with the last quarter of 2023 recording increases above 20 per cent.

In October specifically, there were 55.3 million nights spent in accommodation booked via online platforms, up 21.9 per cent compared with the October a year earlier. Meanwhile, in November, there were 31.8 million overnight stays [+20 per cent compared with November 2022], and in December 45.3 million [+25.8 per cent compared with December 2022].

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The most popular regions for short-term rental accommodation booked via online platforms during the third quarter of 2023 were Jadranska Hrvatska in Croatia [23.7 million nights], Andalusia in Spain [14 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 were in Spain and Italy, two were in Greece, and there was one region each in Croatia and Portugal.

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The information comes from monthly data on short-stay accommodation offered via online platforms for the fourth quarter of 2023 at the national level, published by Eurostat.

The data on short stay accommodation offered via Airbnb,, Expedia Group and TripAdvisor is the result of a landmark data-sharing partnership between the European Commission and the four private collaborative economy platforms that was agreed in March 2020. Eurostat released its first key data on the European short-term rental sector in July 2021.

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