Tourist accommodation in 2012 – Occupancy stable thanks to foreign clients

Séverine Francastel, direction générale de la Compétitivité, de l’industrie et des services et Sylvia Legait, pôle de compétence Tourisme, Insee

In 2012 in Metropolitan France, hotel occupancy was stable compared to 2011, that of campsites was down slightly and that of other collective accommodation progressed moderately. On the whole, tourist accommodation occupancy was stable. In hotels and campsites, the French clientele was down while the European clientele stagnated. If the overall occupancy of hotels held firm, it was thanks to more non-European tourists (9.7% more overnight stays in 2012). Faced with increasingly demanding clients, accommodation facilities that have opted for quality and to adapt to the new classification standards turned in higher occupancy figures than the others. >Overnight stays in hotels reached a new record in Paris/Île-de-France (68.3 million) and in Provence - Alpes - Côte d’Azur (21.7 million). Campsite occupancy progressed inland, but fell on the coast.

Insee Première
No 1444
Paru le : 18/04/2013