Number of bed places per 100 inhabitants in coastal areas

Figure Created 30 May 2017 Last modified 09 Jun 2017
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The indicator presents the tourism intensity as number of bed places per 100 inhabitants in coastal 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. Coastal areas are defined on the basis of the local administrative units or municipalities (LAU-2) and consist of those municipalities (or equivalent local administrative units) within a given country or NUTS 2 region that are bordering the sea or close to the sea: if a municipality borders the sea, it is by default coastal; if a municipality is not bordering the sea but has 50% of its surface within a distance of 10km from the sea, it is also considered coastal; All other municipalities are non-coastal.

European data


Additional information

- Data from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Switzerland is reported at NUTS0.
- Data from Switzerland and Turkey has been provided by national tourism statistics.

- Temporal coverage: 2014. Albania data from 2014, Bosnia and Hercegovina from 2015, Liechtenstein from 2013, Norway from 2013, Slovenia from 2013, Turkey from 2015, UK data from 2013.


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