Barcelona is one of the most popular European cities that receives more visitors every year. According to data collected by Barcelona Tourism Office in 2015, there were no less than 8.3 million travelers who stayed overnight in Barcelona. The figure shows that around 79.5 per cent of these visitors (around 6.6 million) came from abroad. This data is quite understanding given the great attraction of the city for international tourism. Thanks to its many recreational facilities and range of accommodation that go beyond the holiday season, it is no wonder Barcelona has become so popular.
Linked to this data, the holiday rental apartments have experienced the fastest growing demand in recent years. Not surprisingly, the accommodation facilities have undeniable advantages for guests, while enjoying great booking freedom. Visitors can find very interesting and varied offers in any area of the city. As a traveler, you can be sure to get instant access to the main attractions of the city and find highly affordable accommodation.
However, there is no hiding the latest news about holiday rentals, which don't do any justice to what's really going on in this sector. Under very diverse interests, the news has deliberately put the focus on the rental apartments accusing them of promoting a type of undersirable tourism. What's more, there have been published videos of anti-social behaviour in social networking sites that are connected directly to holiday rental sector.
The truth, however, is that the supply of property for tourist rental in the Catalan capital is immense and that the above outlined episodes are not, by any means, something that occurs all the time. Keep in mind that the number of available apartments is not limited to just the holiday seasons but there are also many longer stay offers (such as monthly rentals, seasonal, and long-term rentals as desired by the renter).
To all this, we should take a note of a clear upward trend in this type of accommodation, which runs hand in hand with other specialised tourist sectors. The variety in both the property features and its location are the main aspects that attract visitors and local residents. The possibilities for the investor are also remarkable, because right now, the real estate market is in full swing. To discover firsthand about your holiday rental options, the best thing you can do is contact Engel & Völkers Barcelona directly.