Collective tourist accommodation in 2017 Record numbers with 429 million overnight stays
In 2017, the number of tourists using collective tourist accommodation in mainland France increased by 5.6%, or 23 million additional nights. These are record-high figures. The increase came across all types of accommodation and both the resident and non-resident client populations.
In the hotel industry, the number of overnight stays for non-residents rose sharply (up 8.8%), due primarily to US and Chinese customers.
Campsites continue to enjoy great popularity with national residents (+6.0%). The number of German and Belgian customers also continued its long-term rise.
Both hotels and campsites were more likely to attract visitors with high-end services: accommodation capacity and occupancy rates are increasingly high at the best-ranked establishments.
The number of overnight stays was on the rise in most metropolitan regions, with Île-de-France leading the way.