Tourism comprises the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited.
In recent years the type of data on hotel statistics required both by the public and the private sector has changed. Along with the quantitative information on the flow of visitors and descriptive information on the conditions in which visitors stay, countries now need robust information and indicators to enhance the credibility of the measurements concerning the economic importance of hotel industry.
Hotel Statistics Concepts and Definitions.
The definition used for visitor corresponds to the International Union of Office Travel Organization (IUOTO) and World Tourism Organization (WTO) recommendations which covers any person who travels to a country other than that in which she/he has his/her usual residence but outside his/her usual environment for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose of visit is other than the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the country visited. In this definition includes cruise passengers who arrive in a country on a cruise ship and return to the ship each night to sleep on board even though the ship remains in the port for several days.
Room Occupancy Rate is the number of room nights occupied, divided by the number of room nights available, multiplied by 100 %.Average Length of Stay (ALS) is the number of bed night used (guest nights), divided by the number of guest coming to stay at the accommodation. This average length of stay is distinguished between foreign and domestic guest.
Accommodation is an establishment using a building or a part of building especially provided/reserved, that any person can stay, obtain food and service and use other facilities against payment.
Classified Hotel is an establishment using a building or a part of building especially provided/ reserved, that any person can stay, obtain food, service and use other facilities against payment, that has fulfilled the requirements as classified hotel which are determined by the Department of Culture and Tourism. Those requirements are Physical requirements, such as location and condition of hotel; Service provided; Manpower qualifications, such as education and employee's welfare; Sport facilities and other available recreations, such as tennis courts, swimming pools and discotheques; The number of room available.
Non Classified Hotel is an establishment using a building or a part of building especially provided/reserved, that any persons can stay, obtain foods and services, and use other facilities against payment. Non Classified hotels included melati hotel, youth hostel, home stay, and other accommodation establishments.
MKG Consulting is the European leader in consulting for the Hotel Statistics, Tourism, and Catering sector, and has the largest database in the world, outside the USA, with a good representation of all the hotel segments. MKG Consulting's database contains a sample of 10,000 corporate chain hotels, representing 1,000,000 rooms.
According to the MKG Consulting's report, the first semester 2005 concluded with good results for Europe's hotel industry, where turnover is up by 6% backed by growth in the supply by 3%.
While Scandinavian countries and Austria show the best results, among the leading countries in the Euro zone France and the United Kingdom have encouraging results showing growth by 2.9% and 5.9% respectively. In France, the first indicators for the summer season suggested even more dynamic growth, a good omen for the second semester. But in comparison with hotel statistics in North America or Asia the economic recovery in Europe is still unstable.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is a USA statistical agency, established for data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources. The main airline statistics indicators include: Aircraft revenue departures, Aircraft revenue hours, Aircraft revenue miles, Available seat miles, Total revenue ton miles, Revenue passenger, Revenue passenger mile and others.