Spanish Hotspots Experience Fluctuations in Travel Demand as Autumn Progresses

Tourists looking for flights to Spain are mainly domestic (22%), but foreign markets are growing; in the main Spanish tourist destinations, there has been a significant increase in searches by Italians, but also by French and English. On the other hand, the domestic market remains quite static, while the German market is slightly decreasing.

THE MOST ACTIVE FOREIGN MARKETS. The destination most desired by tourists is the Canary Islands, in first place with 5.1 million flight searches. The most interested tourists are British (31%) but the demand from the UK market has slowed down recently; in fact, searches during the last two weeks have dropped by 2.7%. Similarly, the Spanish market, which is in second place (27%), is not growing (-0.6%), nor the German market (+0.4%). On the other hand, searches by Italians have strongly increased (+15%); it is the fourth foreign market for the Canary Islands, with a 14% share. Searches by the French are also increasing (+18%), but they only represent 3% of searchers.

Catalonia is the second most searched destination for tourists with 4.9 million searches: in this case, the Spanish market is the most important (25%) and is increasing slightly (+2.6%). On the positive side, searches for flights by French (+12%) and Italian tourists (+9%) are growing, while German tourists are decreasing by 5%.

In third place is the Autonomous Community of Madrid (4.5 million searches), which, in the last 30 days, has become very popular with British tourists. The growth rate is 15% and a peak in searches was recorded on October 12, the Spanish National Day. The British account for 16% of the market, with the Spanish (33%) and Italians (21%) at the top. Domestic tourism is static (+0.6%), while the Italians are increasing by 7%.

Finally, Andalusia is the fourth most desired destination for tourists, with 4.3 million searches. The most important market for this destination is the domestic one, which accounts for 29%; however, during the last two weeks it has recorded a decrease of 6.1%. The most active market is the Italian one, in third place with 13% of searches; it has grown by 11%.

THE MOST SEARCHED PERIODS. As illustrated in the graph above, tourists are mainly interested in the November 1st holiday; the peak of searches is for October 30th – a common trend for all four destinations. In the days following the bridge, travel intentions are cut in half and there are only the traditional increases at the weekend; however, the trend changes with the approach of Constitution Day, the Spanish national holiday celebrated on December 6th. Searches for Sunday, December 5th  illustrates a strong travel intention, especially for the Canary Islands and Andalusia. In both cases, the tourists most intent on travelling are Spaniards. The demand for Christmas holidays is still weak; there is pressure for these dates, only in the Canary Islands, especially from the Spanish and British travelers.




About Destination

Destination is a market intelligence project created by Lybra – developers of the most complete, machine learning, data-centric Revenue Management System (RMS) available on the market – to share real-time, region-specific statistics, information and trends in the world of tourism.

Every day, Lybra analyzes millions of datasets – data collected from thousands of hotels’ PMS and flight search data from a leading metasearch booking engine – to help hoteliers “look ahead to better understand the present;” in other words, Lybra helps hoteliers understand the upcoming demand for their destination and gives them the revenue management tools and actionable insights necessary, to maximize bookings and revenue.

The aim of Destination is to give hoteliers and DMOs a more expansive view of tourism news and trends in different regions around the world. Destination produces weekly Travel Demand Reports, which share tourism developments for a specific country/region and analyze how the region’s travel news has impacted tourist demand. Follow Destination on LinkedIn to gain access to the upcoming Travel Demand Reports, which are published every Tuesday.

Lybra Destination con la potencia de Zucchetti Travel Data Lake

El Travel Data Lake de Grupo Zucchetti recopila y gestiona cada día millones de búsquedas de pernoctaciones, gracias a las cuales es posible tener una visión estadísticamente relevante sobre la demanda futura de los turistas y extraer información valiosa sobre el perfil de los viajeros.  El sistema recoge de forma anónima las búsquedas de alojamiento realizadas por los viajeros a través de los CRS de Grupo Zucchetti, devolviendo una previsión precisa de la demanda hotelera (período, destino,
duración de la estancia, etc.).  Zucchetti es la mayor software house italiana: con una experiencia de más de 40 años, en 2021 cuenta con más de 700.000 clientes, ingresos por más de 1.300 millones de euros y un equipo de más de 8.000 personas. Gracias a su división Hospitality, que proporciona herramientas digitales a más del 50% de los alojamientos de Italia, Zucchetti desarrolló en 2020 el Travel Data Lake, el mayor centro de previsión de Italia, con el objetivo de centralizar los datos de previsión de los motores de reserva del grupo.
Los datos son procesados por Destination, la plataforma de market intelligence de Lybra Tech, una empresa de Grupo Zucchetti especializada en tecnología turística y análisis de datos. Lybra Destination es un dashboard multi-fuente que ayuda a los Decision Makers a explotar el potencial de los datos futuros: es la única herramienta que puede gestionar todos los datos del territorio analizando múltiples fuentes simultáneamente. Aprovechando el poder de la IA y el machine learning, Lybra Destination ayuda a los destinos turísticos a orientar su toma de decisiones y a controlar el impacto de sus actividades de promoción.

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