Despite complaints about holiday rental platforms such as Airbnb, the number of people staying in Dutch hotels and registered bed and breakfast accommodation rose 7.5% in the first six months of this year.
In Amsterdam, where complaints about unfair competition from Airbnb are strongest, there was a 10% increase in hotel and b&b stays compared with the same period last year.
Foreign tourists and business travellers account for around half of the stays. While the number of German guests rose 5%, there was a 10% rise in British tourists and a 17% rise in guests from the US. But there were fewer visitors from China, Brazil and Russia, national statistics office CBS said.
Hotels and official b&bs booked a 5.5% rise in turnover over the first half of 2016. Hotel sector turnover has now been rising steadily since summer 2013, the CBS said.
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