More than 10,000 Spaniards swap their homes at Easter

by Lorraine Williamson
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More than 10,200 Spaniards will swap their homes at Easter this year. This is according to data from the home exchange platform HomeExchange. 71% of exchanges involve domestic home exchange. Spaniards make their house in Spain available and are looking for a house in Spain.

Home exchange is seen as a safe alternative to enjoy the holidays. The guests have private spaces and the cancellation policy is flexible. Especially during the COVID pandemic, home exchange in Spain became popular.

According to the data, this Easter there will be a total of 67,814 overnight stays in Spain this Easter. That’s 14% more than in 2023.

Many of these overnight stays will be made by foreign tourists coming to Spain. The traditional Easter week in Spain remains attractive to tourists. Most tourists this year come from Germany, France and the UK.

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Beloved autonomous regions

The autonomous community that registers the most overnight stays is Catalonia. The region expects 15,540 on the books, 12% more than in 2023. Andalusia follows with 14,149 overnight stays, an increase of 17%. This is followed by the Valencian Community (8,040, 22% more than in 2023), the Basque Country (6,497, up 14%) and the Community of Madrid (5,114, up 6%).

Popular Spanish Cities for Home Exchange

The favourite cities for home exchange during the Easter period are Barcelona, with 6,368 overnight stays (18% more than the previous year) and Madrid, with 4,280 (8% more). Then come Seville, where there will be 1,942 overnight stays (53% more than in 2023), Valencia, with 1,712 (up 5%), and San Sebastian, with a total of 1,469 overnight stays (43% more).

Almost a million overnight stays in Spain in 2023

The HomeExchange platform closed 2023 with more than 990,000 overnight stays in Spain, 45% more than the previous year. Forecasts for this year are 1.2 million overnight stays, which is a record figure for the company. The platform offers more than 270,000 homes in 145 countries. The platform is part of “Acteurs du Tourisme Durable”, the first French national network with the aim of moving the entire tourism sector towards a more sustainable solution.

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