Demand for Holiday Rentals up 18% in June

According to data provided in a report by the European holiday rental specialist portal,, June was an especially good month for the holiday rental market in Spain, with an 18% increase in enquiries for holiday apartments during the past month.

The largest increases in enquiries were from British and French tourists, which rose by 27% and 26%, respectively, compared to June 2012. Domestic tourism rose by 14% and Italian tourists’ demand for accommodation increased 12% over the same period a year earlier. All this has contributed crucially to the positive figures achieved for the sector.

“These results confirm the upward trend for holiday rental apartments, which augurs well for the summer campaign”, said Laura Rivera-Casares, Sales Manager of the holiday portal in Spain. “They are also without a doubt proof that the holiday rental sector is healthy in Spain, a country that not only continues to attract international tourists, but also local tourism, and that this alternative is an economical choice and quality more tailored to their needs.”

Once again the Spanish coastal areas registered the highest increases of the whole country. El Mundo reported that on the Costa Brava enquiries rose by 30% compared to the month of June last year, an increase that was mainly due to the renewed interest among British and French tourists. Meanwhile the Costa Blanca recorded a 26% increase in requests, the Balearic Islands (increases of 26% for Mallorca and 25% for Formentera), and on the Costa del Sol, Malaga registered an increase in enquiries of 15%.