Number of bed places per km2 in rural areas

Figure Created 30 May 2017 Last modified 30 May 2017
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The indicator presents the tourism density as number of bed places per km2 in rural areas by NUTS2. The number of bed places in an establishment or dwelling is determined by the number of persons who can stay overnight in the beds set up in the establishment (dwelling), ignoring any extra beds that may be set up by customer request. The term bed place applies to a single bed, double beds are counted as two bed places. The unit serves to measure the capacity of any type of accommodation. A bed place is also a place on a pitch or in a boat on a mooring to accommodate one person. One camping pitch should equal four bed places if the actual number of bed places is not known. Rural areas (alternative name: thinly populated areas): more than 50 % of the population lives in rural grid cells (A grid cell outside urban clusters. Urban clusters are contiguous grid cells of 1 km2 with a density of at least 300 inhabitants per km2 and a minimum population of 5000).


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UK data from 2013.


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Filed under: bed-places, tourism density
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