In 2023, the number of guest nights booked on digital platforms increased by 21.6% in Latvia – Society, safety

In 2023, the number of guest nights booked on digital platforms increased by 21.6% in Latvia – Society, safety
In 2023, the number of guest nights booked on digital platforms increased by 21.6% in Latvia – Society, safety
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03.04.2024. 1.43 million were spent in Latvia in 2023. of guest nights1 booked on one of the four digital platforms – Booking, Airbnb, Expedia and Tripadvisor, according to the latest data obtained in the cooperation project of the Central Statistics Office (CSB) and the European Statistical Office Eurostat. This is 21.6% more than in 2022, when the number of booked guest nights was 1.18 million, and also 7.2% more than in 2019, before the pandemic, when the number of booked guest nights reached 1.34 million . night.

in 2023, 1.1 million or 76.6% of guest nights were booked by foreign guests, while 336 thousand or 23.4% were reserved by Latvian residents. Compared to 2022, the number of guest nights booked by both foreign guests (by 29.2%) and local guests (by 1.9%) increased. Compared to 2019, the number of nights booked by local guests increased twice, while the number of nights booked by foreign guests decreased by 6.1%.

Last year, the length of reservations made on digital platforms was 3.3 nights on average for foreign guests, and 1.8 nights for Latvian residents.

The data provides information on four digital platforms – Booking, Airbnb, Expedia and Tripadvisor – for booked guest nights in such short-term accommodation as guest apartments, apartments, holiday homes, holiday homes, cottages and similar accommodation, excluding hotels and similar accommodation, as well as campsites.

The largest number of accommodations in Latvia is available on the Booking platform, where guests were offered around 3.6 thousand tourist accommodations in June 2023. In the traditional data that CSB obtains from guest apartments, apartments, holiday homes, country houses, etc. etc. residences, information could be gathered from less than a thousand accommodations.

Detailed data will be published by CSB on 15.07.2024.

1Total guest nights (guestnights) number is obtained by multiplying the reserved nights by the number of persons who stayed in the reserved accommodation.

Central Statistical Office

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