Muchosol, leading portal for rent online apartments for rent in Spain, has carried out a comparative study on how tourism has evolved during the last year. It is the economic crisis affecting tourism? Spending and the days of stay are determining factors to check it. The average expenditure per stay falls 7% in 2010 as well, at a general level, we see that while in 2009 the average expenditure per stay climbed to 964 euros, in 2010 this figure has been reduced nearly 7 per cent descending to 884 euros. Spain, which in 2009 was already a 15% below the European average of spending, has seen fall its spending average stay in 2010 up to 780 euros. In the rest of Europe, except in the Netherlands, they have seen their average holiday costs were reduced.
The most remarkable falls has been the German and French tourists who have invested in your vacation by 11% and 10% less than in 2009 respectively. Tourists who have over spent this year have been Russians, choosing as destination mainly the Costa Brava, with an average of 1,327 euros per stay, 16% more than the Netherlands, situated in second position. The increase suffered by United Kingdom has also been considerable, with 38% more than expense coming up to 850 euros. The days of stay decrease also other data critical in analysing how the crisis has affected tourism in this past year is the length of stay. Spain, which has been reduced the number of days of stay of tourists by 5%, is below the European average with 7 days duration, one day and less than the 8.5 of the other countries of the continent. Germans and Russians are placed in front of the classification of days of stay with 14.8 and 13, 5 respectively.
Curious case of the Germans, who have increased 33% your period of stay in rented accommodations, reaching 43% above the European average. French tourists have been minimally reduced their days of stay, going from 9.8 to 9.4, and the Dutch, despite having increased their holiday spending, they have also reduced it 3 days, going from 10 to 7. About Muchosol Muchosol is the leading portal in Spain in the vacation rental on the internet. After a few years of strong growth, the portal now allows reserve 4,500 apartments online, paying by credit card and without leaving the web. Muchosol has presence also in Russia, Netherlands, France and United Kingdom, where it has own portals. Data relevant to the study universe: 450,000 bookings of holiday accommodation. INE font and homemade. Sample: 9,000 reservations made from January to September, in the years 2009 and 2010. Sampling error: 1% Note: data include only Spanish tourist areas.