Rural tourism. Overnight stays. By tourism brands
Total overnight stays  Barcelona  Catalunya Central  Costa Brava  Costa Daurada  Costa de Garraf  Costa BarcelonaMaresme  Costa Barcelona  Paisatges Barcelona  Pirineus  Terres de Lleida  Terres de l'Ebre  Val d'Aran  

Q3/2020  531.7  z  z  157.4  29.8  z  z  28.9  60.6  210.7  22.2  ..  .. 
Q2/2020  49.4  z  z  ..  ..  z  z  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Q1/2020  125.6  z  z  ..  ..  z  z  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Q4/2019  266.1  z  z  66.7  19.9  z  z  19.9  41.2  100.7  10.3  ..  .. 
Q3/2019  540.0  z  z  177.1  38.9  z  z  44.0  67.5  181.2  13.2  ..  .. 
Q2/2019  289.9  z  z  91.1  20.1  z  z  26.6  41.4  90.8  9.0  ..  .. 
Q1/2019  148.4  z  z  32.2  9.6  z  z  15.4  20.1  61.5  4.6  ..  .. 
Q4/2018  276.3  z  z  72.6  17.3  z  z  16.8  41.9  103.9  14.3  7.5  .. 
Q3/2018  546.2  z  z  191.8  29.3  z  z  33.8  60.9  185.6  21.6  21.2  .. 
Q2/2018  256.6  z  z  85.5  17.2  z  z  22.1  30.2  79.0  11.8  10.8  .. 
Q1/2018  185.7  z  z  42.2  11.1  z  z  16.1  22.9  77.9  9.6  ..  .. 
Q4/2017  249.1  z  z  52.9  15.7  z  z  16.4  38.5  101.6  14.6  8.2  .. 
Q3/2017  545.8  z  z  166.8  31.9  z  z  35.3  65.4  189.0  27.4  25.8  .. 
Q2/2017  261.8  z  z  74.3  17.4  z  z  20.3  32.4  87.5  16.3  13.0  .. 
Q1/2017  133.9  z  z  24.5  7.8  z  z  13.8  9.6  62.1  9.2  4.4  .. 
Q4/2016  225.2  z  z  46.0  15.9  z  z  17.0  25.6  96.0  16.7  6.4  .. 
Q3/2016  527.2  z  z  156.7  28.0  z  z  38.7  60.8  191.5  31.3  17.7  .. 
Q2/2016  205.5  z  z  58.4  15.4  z  z  19.8  21.6  65.6  15.3  9.0  .. 
Q1/2016  165.2  z  z  28.2  11.1  z  z  14.9 (b)  19.5 (b)  71.7  10.9  6.9  .. 
Q4/2015  217.0  z  z  51.7  14.0  z  z  16.4  30.2  85.6  12.8  5.2  .. 
Q3/2015  499.6  z  z  165.4  26.7  z  z  43.7  47.4  177.0  20.7  15.9  .. 
Q2/2015  229.2  z  z  66.7  12.4  z  z  21.3  27.7  79.5  13.3  7.6  .. 
Q1/2015  115.0  z  z  23.6  5.2  z  z  9.9 (b)  10.9  56.9  5.5  2.6  .. 
Q4/2014  192.9  z  29.3  44.3  12.5  z  z  8.2  z  79.4  11.0  4.0  .. 
Q3/2014  426.6  z  59.3  131.9  28.2  z  z  20.7  z  145.1  22.4  12.7  .. 
Q2/2014  202.9  z  30.0  58.8  16.4  z  z  9.2  z  65.7  11.7  7.8  .. 
Q1/2014  95.5  z  14.7  18.2  5.6  z  z  5.5  z  40.5  4.2  2.1  .. 
Q4/2013  157.8  z  28.3  39.5  7.8  z  z  6.7  z  59.7  10.4  2.6  .. 
Q3/2013  337.2  z  48.0  103.9  19.9  z  z  16.2  z  112.7  20.1  9.9  .. 
Q2/2013  136.9  z  21.9  45.3  8.2  z  z  6.8  z  38.4  8.8  4.6  .. 
Q1/2013  103.0  z  14.0  21.4  6.6  z  z  4.8  z  41.2  9.0  2.8  .. 
Q4/2012  182.9  z  29.4  37.5  10.5  z  z  5.5  z  77.8  11.9  3.8  .. 
Q3/2012  397.2  z  62.9  114.7  27.2  z  z  11.7  z  144.7  22.0  11.3  .. 
Q2/2012  183.2  z  30.6  52.4  14.9  z  z  4.7  z  57.6  12.6  7.9  .. 
Q1/2012  97.7  z  14.9  19.9  7.9  z  z  1.8  z  45.5  3.3  ..  .. 
Q4/2011  196.9  z  30.5  39.5  12.6  6.6  ..  z  z  86.8  12.6  6.0  .. 
Q3/2011  410.0  z  63.1  111.9  23.6  11.9  ..  z  z  158.1  25.6  12.7  .. 
Q2/2011  209.0  z  36.8  58.8  15.3  11.1  ..  z  z  66.7  10.0  9.3  .. 
Q1/2011  109.8  z  16.0  19.4  8.1  3.3  ..  z  z  53.8  5.1  2.6  .. 
Q4/2010  203.8  z  28.4  37.1  12.9  7.7  ..  z  z  98.2  13.2  5.0  .. 
Q3/2010  378.3  z  45.6  104.8  17.8  14.1  ..  z  z  160.6  19.5  13.9  .. 
Q2/2010  192.8  z  27.5  48.8  12.0  7.6  ..  z  z  78.8  13.7  7.0  .. 
Q1/2010  126.9  z  14.1  23.6  9.0  6.0  ..  z  z  61.1  6.9  4.5  .. 
Q4/2009  211.2  z  29.5  39.8  12.7  9.8  ..  z  z  103.7  12.5  6.2  .. 
Q3/2009  444.8  z  49.6  111.6  19.9  18.3  ..  z  z  195.1  30.7  20.4  .. 
Q2/2009  232.8  z  31.1  53.9  14.7  8.1  ..  z  z  96.0  16.6  10.2  .. 
Q1/2009  128.4  z  17.5  21.3  8.6  ..  ..  z  z  68.3  7.9  2.0  .. 
Q4/2008  207.0  z  33.5  36.1  9.9  4.4  ..  z  z  102.7  14.8  4.9  .. 
Q3/2008  425.7  z  52.7  104.6  21.3  13.4  ..  z  z  188.0  23.9  19.6  .. 
Q2/2008  209.9  z  30.2  53.3  8.3  7.9  ..  z  z  86.5  15.3  10.6  .. 
Q1/2008  172.9  z  20.4  34.2  11.2  ..  ..  z  z  83.1  11.8  6.1  .. 
Q4/2007  231.4  z  33.7  44.0  11.2  5.5  ..  z  z  110.9  14.3  9.1  .. 
Q3/2007  394.0  z  50.3  101.8  19.0  12.7  ..  z  z  163.6  23.1  17.4  .. 
Q2/2007  216.7  z  31.7  47.6  12.9  5.6  ..  z  z  92.5  14.7  9.5  .. 
Q1/2007  116.9  z  15.8  24.2  6.9  ..  ..  z  z  53.8  9.4  3.4  .. 
Units: Thousands.  
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Rural Tourism Accommodation Occupancy Survey.  
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID19. In view of the reduction in the response rate and the quality of the estimated data, no data are disseminated for tourist brands.  
(b) Break in time series.  
(z) Category not applicable.  
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available. 
Methodological note
The Rural Tourism Accommodation Occupancy Survey of INE is one of the statistical sources for measuring tourism activity. Its main purpose is to provide information about the behaviour of a series of variables which make it possible to set out the fundamental features of this type of accommodation in the tourism sector: travellers, overnight stays and occupancy rate.
The survey covers all rural tourism establishments registered as such in the register of the Directorate General for Tourism, which can be consulted in the lists of tourism establishments that the published by the Ministry of Business and Knowledge.
Rural tourism accommodation means establishments or dwellings which provide tourist accommodation in return for payment with or without supplementary services. These establishments usually have some specific features:
 they are located in the countryside in the centres of town with a population of less than 2,000 inhabitants or isolated (outside the town centre);
 they are integrated in buildings that existed before 1950 and that respect the architectural typology;
 they offer a limited number of beds and rooms for the accommodation of guests and meet certain basic facility and amenity requirements
Rural tourism accommodation establishments may use either or both of the following systems for renting rooms:
 complete use rent means hiring the entire building for the exclusive use of the contractor,
 shared use rent means individualised hiring of rooms in the family dwelling.
Traveller means any person who stays for one or more consecutive nights in the same accommodation. The survey classifies travellers by their country of residence, which makes it possible to distinguish between domestic tourism (people resident in Spain) and foreign tourism (people resident outside Spain). In the case of people resident in Spain, information is requested about the autonomous community they are from.
An overnight stay is each night that a traveller stays in the rural tourism establishment.
The occupancy rate per room is the percentage relationship between the daily average of rooms occupied in the month and the total number of rooms in the sample for the same period. We should consider that rural tourism, given its special characteristics, always presents lower degrees of occupancy than that registered by hotels.
On the basis of INE data, Idescat expands on the quarterly results for Catalonia according to the category of the establishments and tourism brands of destination.
Until year 2003, Terres de l'Ebre tourism brand was included in Costa Daurada and Val d'Aran formed part of the Pirineus. At the end 2011, the Catalan Tourism Agency approved the creation of a new tourism brand called Costa Barcelona. This brand includes the territory of the former Costa del Garraf and Costa de BarcelonaMaresme.
In 2015, two changes were made to the tourism brands, approved by the Catalan Tourist Board. The first change is that the counties El Vallès Oriental and El Vallès Occidental, which used to be a part of the Catalunya Central brand, as of 2015 will come under the Costa Barcelona brand. The second change is to the name of the brand: Catalunya Central will now be known as Paisatges de Barcelona.
On the occasion of the creation of El Moianès county, the municipalities of Castellcir, Castellterçol, Granera and Sant Quirze Safaja (which were part of the Costa Barcelona brand), from the first term of 2016 they become part of Paisatges de Barcelona brand.
Thus Catalonia is divided into 9 tourism brands:
 Barcelona: Barcelonès
 Costa Brava: Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà, Gironès, Pla de l'Estany and Selva
 Costa Daurada: Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Baix Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat and Tarragonès
 Costa Barcelona: Alt Penedès, Baix Llobregat, Garraf, Maresme, Vallès Occidental and Vallès Oriental
 Paisatges Barcelona: Anoia, Bages, Moianès and Osona
 Pirineus: Alt Urgell, Alta Ribagorça, Berguedà, Cerdanya, Garrotxa, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà, Ripollès and Solsonès
 Terres de Lleida: Garrigues, Noguera, Pla d'Urgell, Segarra, Segrià and Urgell
 Terres de l'Ebre: Baix Ebre, Montsià, Ribera d'Ebre and Terra Alta
 Val d'Aran: Aran
Until 2011, the territorial disaggregation by tourism brands was calculated using special estimators for small areas. This methodology does not guarantee that the total amount is exactly the same as the result for the whole of Catalonia using the traditional estimator. However, the discrepancies are of little significance.
Given the limited implantation of this type of tourism in some brands of Catalonia, the yearoveryear variation rates can be considerably volatile.
The quarterly data is provisional.
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