Hotel Occupancy Survey

Dernière mise à jour le : 03/10/2016

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee - Pôle de compétence Tourisme - Direction régionale de Languedoc-Roussillon

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The aim of the Hotel Occupancy Survey is to observe trends in tourist hotel occupancy and study the structure of the clientele, especially their geographic origin.

Information is produced at national, regional, and even infra-regional levels.

Thèmes abordés :

Hotel stock is measured every year on 31 December and occupancy is measured every month.

The main topics considered are:

- characteristics of the establishment;

- accommodation capacity;

- daily room occupancy;

- arrivals and nights spent by country of residence of tourists;

- average length of stay;

- proportion of business tourism.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France and overseas departments

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

This survey covers the activities defined by the NAF rev.2 codes: 55.10Z (hotels and similar accommodation).

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

All tourist-oriented hotels, whether classified or not

Périodicité de l'opération :


Période et mode de collecte :

Data collection is by post.

Historique :

The survey has existed since 1982. It was revised once in 1993, then again in 1999.

In 1995-1996, it included hotels with no star rating (or "0 stars").

In 2003, non-rated chain hotels were introduced.

From 2004, the survey was extended to the overseas departments (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana and Reunion Island).

In 2006, revisions of the survey covered the method of adjustment to deal better with non-responses, also the introduction of a nomenclature for the countries of origin of foreign tourists.

From 2011, ratings were now from 1 to 5 stars (previously it was 0 stars to 4 stars Luxury).

The 5th star replaced the 4th star Luxury category so that these hotels had more visibility at international level.

The 'no-star' tourist hotel category has disappeared (called 0 stars).

In 2013, the national tourist areas (ETN) was updated. They constitute an exhaustive partition of the national territory between the coastline and the mountain, the rural and urban. They are one of a stratification criteria of the survey to select its sample and redress results".

Plan de sondage :

The survey is conducted on a national sample of about 6,700 hotels (12,000 including extensions to other regions).

Autres spécifications :

Concerning the expansion to include overseas departments (DOM), two specific questionnaires were introduced: one for the three DOM in the French Antilles and one for Reunion Island.

This provides a statistical observation of tourism across the entire French territory.

This survey falls within the scope of European reglement 692/2011 on the collection of statistical information in the field of tourism in Eurostat.

It also meets the needs of the national department of tourism and of local and regional actors and decision-makers in the field of tourism.

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