8 août 2019
N° 2019-205

In Q2 2019, tourist collective accommodation attendance bounced back (+3.5% over one year)Tourism occupancy in hotels, campsites and holiday and other short-stay accommodation in metropolitan France - second quarter 2019

In Q2 2019, throughout metropolitan France, the number of overnight stays in tourist collective accommodation went up by 3.5% compared to the same period of 2018. This increase followed a sharp decline in the first quarter of 2019 (−2.6% year-on-year). Growth was driven by both non-residents (+3.8%) and residents (+3.3%).

Informations rapides
No 205
Paru le : Paru le 08/08/2019
Informations rapides  No 205 - août 2019
Warning: revision of the series concerning hotels.

As of January 1, 2019, data from non-responding hotels are imputed using a new method, based on their characteristics. This new method of imputing non-response tends to slightly reduce the total number of overnight stays (−0.9% in the fourth quarter of 2018) but has no impact on quarterly trends. Data has been unchanged for other types of accommodation.

Tourist numbers in metropolitan France picked up again in the second quarter

In Q2 2019, throughout metropolitan France, the number of overnight stays in tourist collective accommodation went up by 3.5% compared to the same period of 2018. This increase followed a sharp decline in the first quarter of 2019 (−2.6% year-on-year). Growth was driven by both non-residents (+3.8%) and residents (+3.3%).

In hotels, attendance increased in the high range

In Q2 2019, attendance in hotels increased by 2.5% compared to the same quarter of 2018, after a decline of 1.3 % in the previous quarter. The rise was marked in the high-end (+6.0%). Attendance fell by only in 1- or 2-star hotel (−3.4% ).

Attendance by resident and non-residents increased (+2.6% and +2.2% respectively), particularly in high-end hotels.

Hotel attendance incresad in all geographical areas. The increase was stronger in hotels located in provincial urban areas (+3.0%), where overnight stays by non-residents increased by 3.7% compared to the second quarter of 2018. In Île-de-France, attendance rose (+2.3%), mainly thanks to resident customers (+3.9%). Occupancy in ski mountain area grew (+2.6%), thanks to a significant increase in non-resident customers (+10.1%) more than offsetting the slight drop in overnight stays by residents (-0.7%). Attendance also increased in coastlines (+2.4%) and in other spaces(+1.2%).

Overnight stays in hotels

Overnight stays in hotels
Overnight stays in hotels
2012-Q1 2.4
2012-Q2 -0.8
2012-Q3 -0.8
2012-Q4 0.3
2013-Q1 -0.4
2013-Q2 -0.7
2013-Q3 0.1
2013-Q4 -0.6
2014-Q1 -2.9
2014-Q2 -0.8
2014-Q3 -1.6
2014-Q4 -0.7
2015-Q1 2.4
2015-Q2 1.9
2015-Q3 3.3
2015-Q4 -1.3
2016-Q1 1.9
2016-Q2 -3.6
2016-Q3 -4.1
2016-Q4 4.9
2017-Q1 2.4
2017-Q2 6.3
2017-Q3 5.2
2017-Q4 5.2
2018-Q1 5.0
2018-Q2 1.3
2018-Q3 2.2
2018-Q4 1.5
2019-Q1 -1.3
2019-Q2 2.5

Overnight stays in hotels

  • Source: INSEE, in partnership with the Regional Committees of tourism (CRT) and DGE

Attendance in holiday and other short-stay accommodation also picked up

Attendance at holiday and other shortstay accommodation (HOSSA) increased compared to the same quarter of 2018 (+2.6%), after a sharp decline in the previous quarter (−4.9% year-on-year).

The increase was moderate in Île-de-France, despite the growth in the number of resident customers. In provincial urban areas and on coastlines, the number of nights spent by non-residentsMyriam Broin2019-08-07T18:41:40.209000000MBPour éviter une confusion avec le nombre de personnes went up sharply (+14.9% and +17.2% respectively). In provincial urban areas, this was combined with a growth in the number of residents customers. On the other hand, on coastlines, the number of nights spent by residents fell, leading to an almost stable number of overnight stays compared to the same quarter of 2018. Occupancy in the ski montain area picked up (+3.7%), thanks to a significant increase in the number of overnights stays by resident customers (+11.4%), which more than offset a sharp decline in those of non-resident customers. In other areas, overnight stays increased (+2.1%), also thanks to the resident customers.

Overnight stays in HOSSA

Overnight stays in HOSSA
Overnight stays in HOSSA
2012-Q1 3.8
2012-Q2 0.7
2012-Q3 -0.8
2012-Q4 6.7
2013-Q1 -0.6
2013-Q2 -0.4
2013-Q3 0.2
2013-Q4 1.4
2014-Q1 -4.5
2014-Q2 0.2
2014-Q3 -4.8
2014-Q4 -1.2
2015-Q1 0.0
2015-Q2 0.3
2015-Q3 4.1
2015-Q4 -3.5
2016-Q1 -0.3
2016-Q2 -7.0
2016-Q3 -3.6
2016-Q4 0.3
2017-Q1 -1.4
2017-Q2 10.8
2017-Q3 6.6
2017-Q4 16.3
2018-Q1 11.8
2018-Q2 3.7
2018-Q3 -0.9
2018-Q4 3.6
2019-Q1 -4.9
2019-Q2 2.6

Overnight stays in HOSSA

  • Source: INSEE, in partnership with the Regional Committees of tourism (CRT) and DGE.

Occupancy in campsites was driven by non residents customers and coastline

Attendance in campsites increased by 6.3% over one year, mainly due to non-resident customers (+8.1%). Overnight stays in unclassified accommodation (+14.7%) rose sharply. It resulted, at least in part, from the non-renewal of the Atout France classification of certain campsites. The increase in the number of overnight stays was strong in 3-star campsites (+6.5%) and in 4- and 5- star campsites (+6.3%). It mainly concerned pitches with rental accommodation. Attendance was more dynamic in coastlines (+7.8%) than in other areasMyriam Broin2019-08-07T18:43:40.050000000MBL’expression fait bizarre en anglais. Cela peut vouloir dire “au large de la côte”. Occupancy in coastlines benefited from mild weather conditions at the beginning of the season.

Overnight stays in campsites

Overnight stays in campsites
Overnight stays in campsites
2012-Q1 NaN
2012-Q2 -0.3
2012-Q3 -0.3
2012-Q4 NaN
2013-Q1 NaN
2013-Q2 4.7
2013-Q3 1.9
2013-Q4 NaN
2014-Q1 NaN
2014-Q2 5.3
2014-Q3 -1.0
2014-Q4 NaN
2015-Q1 NaN
2015-Q2 7.7
2015-Q3 2.3
2015-Q4 NaN
2016-Q1 NaN
2016-Q2 -7.3
2016-Q3 1.0
2016-Q4 NaN
2017-Q1 NaN
2017-Q2 17.2
2017-Q3 2.6
2017-Q4 NaN
2018-Q1 NaN
2018-Q2 0.8
2018-Q3 0.8
2018-Q4 NaN
2019-Q1 NaN
2019-Q2 6.3

Overnight stays in campsites

  • Source: INSEE, in partnership with the Regional Committees of tourism (CRT) and DGE.

Buoyant in June, especially in campsites

In hotels and especially in campsites, attendance rose particularly in June, due to the Pentecost weekend and favourable weather conditions at the end of the month. In April, the number of tourist nights also benefited from a favourable 2019 calendar (Easter weekend in mid-April, school holidays), while in May, it did not take advantage of long weekends as in 2018, except for Ascension.

Revisions

Compared to the previous publication, the overall variation in the number of overnight stays in Q1 2019 has been lowered by 0.1 points (-2.6% instead of -2.5%). It has been lowered for HOSSA (− 4.9% instead of −4.5%) while it is unchanged for hotels.

Overnight stays in Q2 2019*

Overnight stays in Q2 2019*
Nights of the quarter Year-on-year (%) (Q/Q-4)
Total nights (millions) % of non-resident nights Total non-resident resident
Total 111.8 32.1 3.5 3.8 3.3
Hotels 58.3 37.3 2.5 2.2 2.6
Unclassified 7.5 25.9 4.5 7.2 3.6
1 and 2 stars 12.9 26.2 -3.4 -0.3 -4.5
3 stars 22.1 35.9 3.0 1.0 4.1
4 and 5 stars 15.8 53.6 6.0 3.2 9.3
hotel chain 29.4 37.0 3.2 2.2 3.8
independent hotel 28.9 37.6 1.7 2.2 1.4
Ile de France 19.2 57.4 2.3 1.1 3.9
Provincial urban area 21.4 27.0 3.0 3.7 2.7
Coastlines 10.8 30.3 2.4 2.2 2.5
Ski mountain area 1.3 33.0 2.6 10.1 -0.7
Other area 5.6 22.1 1.2 2.4 0.9
Holiday and other short-stay accomodation 23.4 18.9 2.6 2.6 2.6
Tourism residences 17.3 21.1 1.4 2.3 1.1
Other 6.1 12.6 6.3 4.2 6.6
Ile de France 3.3 31.4 1.0 -6.4 4.9
Provincial urban area 5.4 17.1 7.5 14.9 6.1
Coastlines 8.1 15.9 0.2 17.2 -2.5
Ski mountain area 2.4 24.7 3.7 -14.5 11.4
Other area 4.2 14.2 2.1 -3.6 3.1
Campsites 30.1 32.3 6.3 8.1 5.4
Unclassified 1.3 41.3 14.7 21.3 10.4
1 and 2 stars 3.0 30.5 2.0 3.2 1.5
3 stars 9.0 32.8 6.5 9.0 5.3
4 and 5 stars 16.8 31.7 6.3 7.3 5.9
bare pitches 11.3 49.9 2.2 4.2 0.3
pitches with rental accommodation 18.8 21.7 8.1 12.6 6.9
coastlines 17.2 28.2 7.8 12.3 6.1
except coast 12.9 37.9 4.3 4.2 4.3
  • *provisional data
  • Reference area : Metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE, in partnership with the Regional Committees of tourism (CRT) and DGE

Encadré

For more information,

INSEE conducts monthly surveys on attendance in collective tourist accommodation: hotels, campsites and holiday and other shortstay accommodation (HOSSA). These include tourist homes (including “aparthotel”), holiday villages, family homes and youth hostels. They do not include accommodation offered by private persons.


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