7 February 2020
N° 2020-

In Q4 2019, tourist collective accomodation attendance increased slightly (+0.8 % year on year)Tourism occupancy in hotels, campsites and holiday and other short-stay accommodation in metropolitan France - fourth quarter 2019

In Q4 2019, troughout metropolitan France, the number of overnight stays in tourist collective accommodation went up slightly (+0.8 % compared to the fourth quarter of 2018), after two quarters of more sustained growth. Growth was driven by residents (1.9%), while non-resident occupancy was down (−3.8%).

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Tourist numbers in metropolitan France was driven by resident customers

In Q4 2019, troughout metropolitan France, the number of overnight stays in tourist collective accommodation went up slightly (+0.8 % compared to the fourth quarter of 2018), after two quarters of more sustained growth. Growth was driven by residents (1.9%), while non-resident occupancy was down (−3.8%).

In hotels, occupancy was up slightly thanks to the resident customers

In Q4 2019, overnight stays in hotels rose by +1.0% year-on-year, after +0.4 % in the previous quarter. Attendance by residents increased (+3.9%), offsetting the decline in non-resident customers (−4.7%).

Attendance in high-end hotels was dynamic : the number of overnight stays rose, driven by the increase in resident customers. Non-resident occupancy rose in 4-5 star hotels, while it declined in 3, 2 and 1 star hotels.

Attendance was down in Île-de-France (−0.9%). Overnight stays by non-resident customers was particularly sharp (−4.9%), while occupancy grew for residents (+3.8%).

Attendance was up in provincial urban areas (+1.8%). The dynamic was driven by resident customers (+4.3%) while overnight stays by non-residents fell sharply (−7.3%).

The increase was very strong in mountain areas for both resident and non-resident customers, but the number of overnight stays was much lower.

Overnight stays in hotels

Overnight stays in hotels
Overnight stays in hotels
2012-Q1 2.3
2012-Q2 -1.2
2012-Q3 -0.9
2012-Q4 0.6
2013-Q1 -0.6
2013-Q2 -0.5
2013-Q3 -0.1
2013-Q4 -0.9
2014-Q1 -2.6
2014-Q2 0.0
2014-Q3 -0.1
2014-Q4 1.5
2015-Q1 1.7
2015-Q2 0.7
2015-Q3 1.5
2015-Q4 -3.7
2016-Q1 1.9
2016-Q2 -3.4
2016-Q3 -3.8
2016-Q4 5.0
2017-Q1 2.8
2017-Q2 6.0
2017-Q3 5.3
2017-Q4 5.1
2018-Q1 4.7
2018-Q2 1.3
2018-Q3 2.0
2018-Q4 1.5
2019-Q1 -0.9
2019-Q2 2.4
2019-Q3 0.4
2019-Q4 1.0

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 stabilised

In Q4 2019, overnight stays in holiday and other short-stay accommodation stabilised (+0.1%), after two quarters of sustained growth (+2.6% year-on-year), due to tourism residences.

Occupancy fell sharply in Île-de-France (−6.2%) due to the drop in non-resident customers. Activity declined also on the coastline (−4.2%). On the other hand, accommodation in ski mountain area expanded.

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
2019-Q3 2.6
2019-Q4 0.1

Overnight stays in HOSSA

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

Occupancy remained buoyant in december

The number of overnight stays in tourist collective accommodation was down on the previous year, particularly in HOSSA. On the other hand, occupancy was up in November and December compared to the same months in 2018, at the height of the « gilets jaunes » movements. The increase of occupancy by resident customers over these two months offseting the lower of non-residents.

Révisions

Compared to the previous publication, the overall variation in the number of overnight stays in Q3 2019 was unchanged. It has been raised for hotels (0.4% instead of +0.3%), and it was unchanged for HOSSA.

Overnight stays in Q4 2019*

Overnight stays in Q4 2019*
Nights of the quarter Year-on-year (%) (Q/Q-4)
Total nights (millions) % of non-resident nights Total Non-residents Residents
Total 62.0 28.6 0.8 -3.8 2.7
Hotels 46.4 32.1 1.0 -4.7 3.9
Unclassified 6.0 20.8 -0.5 -11.0 2.6
1 and 2 stars 10.0 21.2 -3.9 -12.5 -1.4
3 stars 17.2 30.5 2.3 -6.5 6.7
4 and 5 stars 13.2 47.3 4.0 1.3 6.7
hotel chain 25.2 30.1 0.4 -9.5 5.4
independent hotel 21.2 34.4 1.7 0.7 2.2
Ile de France 17.4 51.4 -0.9 -4.9 3.8
Provincial urban area 17.7 19.4 1.8 -7.3 4.3
Coastlines 6.4 23.8 2.7 -0.3 3.6
Ski mountain area 1.3 29.8 10.7 7.7 12.0
Other area 3.6 16.2 0.2 -5.3 1.3
Holiday and other short-stay accomodation 15.6 18.4 0.1 1.1 -0.1
Tourism residences 12.8 19.1 -1.4 0.0 -1.8
Other 2.8 15.4 7.9 7.3 8.0
Ile de France 2.9 28.7 -6.2 -15.4 -1.9
Provincial urban area 4.5 15.5 0.3 15.4 -2.1
Coastlines 3.2 13.7 -4.2 6.7 -5.7
Ski mountain area 2.4 23.6 7.3 -0.8 10.0
Other area 2.6 13.5 7.3 22.1 5.3
  • *provisional data
  • Reference area : Metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE. in partnership with the Regional Committees of tourism (CRT) and DGE

For more information

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.

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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