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Informations Rapides · 10 August 2022 · n° 209
Informations rapidesIn Q2 2022, collective tourist attendance was 3.0% lower than 2019’sTourism occupancy in hotels, campsites and holiday and other short-stay accommodation in metropolitan France - second quarter 2022

In the second quarter of 2022, occupancy in collective accommodation -except for campsites, measured in overnight stays, was getting close from Q2 2019’s level, yet remaining 3.0% below. Attendance slightly declines in both hotels and holiday and other shortstay accommodation (HOSSA).

Informations rapides
No 209
Paru le : Paru le 10/08/2022
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Considering sanitary crisis and the outstanding fall in touristic attendance through 2020 and 2021, quarterly results are compared to the same quarter in 2019, allowing comparisons to pre-crisis levels

In the second quarter of 2022, occupancy in collective accommodation -except for campsites, measured in overnight stays, was getting close from Q2 2019’s level, yet remaining 3.0% below. Attendance slightly declines in both hotels and holiday and other shortstay accommodation (HOSSA).

Hotels occupancy was getting close to pre-crisis level

In the second quarter of 2022, hotel occupancy was 3.3% lower than its pre-sanitary crisis level. For nearly a year, resident customers have been supporting hotel attendance. Hotel occupancy by residents thus exceeded its pre-crisis level (+2.5%, being more than 900,000 additional overnight stays). However, this was not enough to retain non-resident customers’ disaffection (–13.3%, a 2.9 million drop in overnight stays compared to 2019).

Quartely evolution in hotel overnight stays compared to the same quarters in 2019 *

  • * provisional data for june 2022
  • Reading note: during Q2 2022, overnight stays in french hotels were 3.3% lesser then Q2 2019 one’s
  • Reference area: France, including overseas departements (DOM)
  • Source : INSEE, in partnership with the Regional Committees of tourism (CRT)

The decline in attendance concerned entry-level hotels. In 1 and 2 stars hotels, along with unclassified hotels, the decline in resident overnight stays was combined with a significant drop in overnight stays by non-resident customers (–24.2% in 1 and 2 stars hotels). Upscale 4 and 5 stars hotels benefited from a sharp increase in resident occupancy (+18.0%), which more than offset the decline in non-resident customers. In 3 stars hotels, the come back of France residing customers retained the decrease in non-resident attendance.

In the second quarter of 2022, urban areas still concentrated hotel occupancy’s decline, particularly in Île-de-France. Over this quarter, hotel overnights in France fell by nearly 2 million compared to the same quarter of 2019, including 900,000 for Île-de-France alone. The decrease in non-resident customers was less significant there (–7.8%), but was aggravated by a slight drop in domestic overnight stays. In provincial urban areas, the slight increase in residents’s overnight stays did not offset the sharp drop in overnight stays by non-residents (–22.9%).

On coastlines, in ski mountains areas and overseas departments, hotel attendance has increased. The rise in resident overnight stays in these territories offset the decline in non-resident customers ‘s occupancy.

Business attendance was down compared to the second quarter of 2019, with a number of overnight stays decreasing by 5.4%. However, it still represents almost half of hotel occupancy. The decline in business overnight stays was particularly significant in Île-de-France (–13.2%). Being 1.2 million overnights lesser than in 2019, this alone explains the sharp decline in hotel occupancy in the region. To a lesser extent, business overnight stays also declined in urban areas outside Île-de-France (–1.1%).

Overnight stays in tourist collective accommodation except for campsites in Q2 2022 *

Overnight stays in tourist collective accommodation except for campsites in Q2 2022 * - Reading note: in coastlines areas hotels, overnight stays from resident customers was 8.8% greater then Q2 2019 one’s
Nights of the quarter Year-on-year evolution (%) (Q2 2022/Q2 2019)
Total nights (millions) % of non-resident nights Totales Residents Non-residents
Total 79.6 28.4 -3.0 2.1 -13.8
Hotels 57.2 33.2 -3.3 2.5 -13.3
Unclassified 7.0 24.6 -9.7 -7.9 -14.7
1 and 2 stars 11.3 22.6 -12.3 -8.1 -24.2
3 stars 22.5 31.7 0.0 5.6 -10.4
4 and 5 stars 16.4 46.0 2.4 18.0 -11.4
Ile-de-France 18.2 55.9 -4.7 -0.5 -7.8
Coastlines 10.9 25.2 1.4 8.8 -15.7
Ski mountain area 1.3 28.7 1.2 7.9 -12.2
Provincial urban area 20.2 22.1 -5.7 0.7 -22.9
Other metropolitan area 5.5 19.5 -0.8 2.4 -12.4
DOM (overseas departements) 1.1 11.3 4.3 6.1 -8.0
Holiday and other short-stay accomodation 22.4 16.0 -2.1 1.1 -16.1
Tourism residences 16.5 17.5 -1.6 3.1 -19.0
Other 5.9 11.9 -3.3 -3.6 -1.6
Ile-de-France 3.0 25.9 -3.8 5.4 -23.1
Coastlines 7.8 12.8 -0.6 2.0 -15.1
Ski mountain area 2.5 27.4 0.4 -2.3 8.2
Provincial urban area 5.1 13.5 -3.1 1.6 -25.3
Other area 4.0 11.0 -3.9 -1.8 -18.0
  • * provisional data for june 2022
  • Reading note: in coastlines areas hotels, overnight stays from resident customers was 8.8% greater then Q2 2019 one’s
  • Reference area: France including overseas departements (DOM) for hotels, Metropolitan France for HOSSA
  • Source: INSEE, in partnership with the Regional Committees of tourism (CRT)

European customers came back in hotels

In the second quarter of 2022, in metropolitan France, non-resident tourists were less numerous in french hotels than in the same quarter before crisis. However, attendance by European tourists almost regained its pre-crisis level, particularly attendance from Germany (–4.3%) or Belgium (–3.4%). The number of Dutch overnight stays was even a quarter higher than its 2019 level. But occupancy from the United Kingdom remained significantly lower than in the second quarter of 2019 (–9.6%). The number of overnight stays by non-European tourists remains far below its pre-crisis level (–30.3% compared to the second quarter of 2019). In particular, overnight stays by American tourists are 12% lower than in the second quarter of 2019, when overnight stays from other non-European countries fall by nearly a half.

Overnight stays in french hotels by customer’s country of origin *

Units : overnights in millions, evolution in%
Overnight stays in french hotels by customer’s country of origin * (Units : overnights in millions, evolution in%)
Q2 2022(millions) Year-on-year evolution (%) (Q2 2022/Q2 2019)
Resident overnight stays 37.3 2.5
Non-resident overnight stays 18.9 -13.4
European overnight stays (including EU) 13.5 -4.1
including Germany 2.2 -4.3
including Belgium 1.4 -3.4
including Netherlands 1.1 24.4
including United-Kingdom 2.4 -9.6
Overnight stays from the United States 2.7 -12.0
Other non-resident overnight stays 2.7 -42.4
Nuitées totales 56.2 -3.5
  • * provisional data for june 2022
  • Reference Area : Metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE, in partnership with the Regional Committees of tourism (CRT)

Resident’s occupancy was not enough to regain pre-crisis attendance in holidays and other shortstay accommodations

In holidays and other collective tourist accommodation, occupancy slightly declined compared to the second quarter of 2019 (–2.1%). Domestic customer's come back, particularly in tourist residences (+3.1%), was not enough to restore pre-crisis attendance levels, still suffering from significant disaffection of non-resident customers (–16.1%). Tourist residences thus lost a fifth of overnight stays by non-residents compared to the same period in 2019.

On coastline areas, attendance almost regained its pre-crisis level (–0.6%) thanks to resident customers. In ski mountain areas (+0.4%), non-resident customers even made 2022’s attendance higher. On the other hand, these customers are still missing in urban areas, particularly in Île-de-France (–23.1% compared to the second quarter of 2019). As a result, overnight stays in HOSSA in this region fell by 3.8%.

Quartely evolution in HOSSA’s overnight stays, compared to the same quarters in 2019 *

  • * provisional data for june 2022
  • Reading note :during Q2 2022, overnight stays in HOSSA were 2.1% lesser then Q2 2019 one’s
  • Reference area: Metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE, in partnership with the Regional Committees of tourism (CRT)

For more information

Revision of series concerning hotels and holidays and other shorstay accommodation (HOSSA).

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. This method was also implemented for HOSSA in 2020. This publication’s data for the year 2019 were re-calculated in order to be properly compared to 2022’s data.

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