Despite a rather dour summer in Denmark, the summerhouse rental industry is on pace to set a new record once again this year.
According to new figures from national statistics keeper Dansk Statistik, some 6.1 million overnight stays were registered in the first half of 2016 – an increase of 5 percent compared to the same period the year before.
“It’s going fantastically with the renting and we are looking at the third record year in a row,” Carlos Villaro Lassen, the head of the holiday home renters association Feriehusudlejernes Brancheforening, told Takeoff.dk.
“But it’s too bad that we have a shortage of summer homes to rent out and must turn down guests.”
Running out of space
The fine numbers were back by a strong German presence, which included over 211,000 more overnight stays than last year, while the Danes provided a boost with almost 77,000 more overnight stays.
Lassen said the record could easily be broken once again next year, but more Danes would have to rent out their summerhouses.
He contended that one way to make it more attractive to rent out summer homes would be to increase the tax deduction for summerhouse rentals from the current 21,000 kroner to 30,000 kroner.