Growth in non-hotel lodging unexpected

According to hotel data provider DELTA CHECK Global
Hotel & Intelligence, hotel and non-hotel accommodations are neck and neck
with 1.08 million and 1.05 million properties, respectively.

The global hotel industry had not really expected the rapid increase in
private flats and guestrooms—at least not so fast.

Online portals like Airbnb and Homeaway fuel the trend of private owners
to earn some extra money by renting private properties.

The latest DELTA CHECK hospitality study, released Dec. 11, reveals a
total of 2.13 million accommodation properties worldwide in 2014. OTAs and
online hotel portals are facing increasingly tough challenges. While even the
biggest provider maps not more than some 50 per cent of the market, it has
become impossible for smaller and medium sized portals to keep pace with this
sheer data volume.

Main players

The analysis of main players in the non-hotel accommodation segment shows
holiday flats, apartments and b&b's having the biggest shares, while guesthouses,
holiday homes and farmstays account for the smaller contingents.

Alpine chalets, mountain huts, Friends-of-Nature houses, et cetera, with
a comparably small market share have been merged together into the segment “others.”


Like hotels, non-hotel accommodation properties are mostly concentrated
within two regional clusters. The bigger cluster is located in Europe, while
the second biggest market can be found in North America. Both clusters accumulated
already represent more than 85 per cent of the global market within the
non-hotel accommodation segment.

The following chart shows the market potentials of all regions worldwide.

While travellers welcome the grown variety of the accommodation market,
the traditional hotel sector faces increasing problems from the unexpected
strengthening of the private sector – a situation that is not expected to
change soon.

Source: DELTA CHECK Global
Hotel & Intelligence