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Tourist accommodations. Establishments and beds. By type Catalonia
Establishments Hotel establishments Hotels Paradors Spas Hostals and pensions Campsites Rural tourism Beds Hotel establishments Hotels Paradors Spas Hostals and pensions Campsites (1) Rural tourism
2021 5,985 3,092 2,017 8 12 1,055 353 2,540 609,878 319,395 290,099 1,048 2,263 25,985 269,985 20,498
2020 5,948 3,083 2,008 8 12 1,055 351 2,514 601,490 318,954 289,558 1,048 2,205 26,143 262,346 20,190
2019 5,901 3,065 1,997 8 12 1,048 354 2,482 607,778 317,129 287,891 1,048 2,205 25,985 270,840 19,809
2018 5,856 3,040 1,970 8 12 1,050 351 2,465 605,223 313,788 284,379 1,048 2,205 26,156 271,908 19,527
2017 5,773 3,007 1,944 8 12 1,043 351 2,415 602,712 312,249 282,870 1,048 2,205 26,126 271,425 19,038
2016 5,731 2,978 1,912 7 12 1,047 350 2,403 599,009 309,486 280,091 942 2,205 26,248 270,585 18,938
2015 5,656 2,941 1,882 7 12 1,040 348 2,367 594,270 306,691 277,373 942 2,198 26,178 268,842 18,737
2014 5,539 2,889 1,840 7 12 1,030 349 2,301 591,994 304,026 274,545 942 2,198 26,341 269,838 18,130
2013 5,436 2,850 1,796 7 12 1,035 349 2,237 591,498 300,814 270,244 942 2,198 27,430 272,988 17,696
2012 5,345 2,836 1,742 7 12 1,075 352 2,157 587,254 294,840 262,505 953 2,252 29,130 275,442 16,972
2011 5,307 2,854 1,707 7 13 1,127 354 2,099 585,086 290,125 255,856 953 2,296 31,020 278,508 16,453
2010 5,207 2,825 1,675 7 13 1,130 353 2,029 534,576 286,949 252,535 953 2,296 31,165 231,780 15,847
2009 5,097 2,800 1,633 7 12 1,148 347 1,950 526,692 282,126 247,065 953 2,148 31,960 229,350 15,216
2008 4,941 2,735 1,561 7 12 1,155 347 1,859 516,033 270,832 235,246 953 2,148 32,485 231,002 14,199
2007 4,792 2,671 1,478 7 11 1,175 344 1,777 510,991 261,548 224,923 953 2,084 33,588 235,814 13,629
2006 4,638 2,624 1,416 7 11 1,190 345 1,669 507,838 259,120 222,073 953 1,913 34,181 235,853 12,865
2005 4,393 2,591 1,359 7 10 1,215 345 1,457 500,789 253,438 215,736 953 1,672 35,077 235,982 11,369
2004 4,202 2,570 1,315 7 10 1,238 349 1,283 499,407 247,893 209,041 953 1,672 36,227 241,383 10,131
2003 4,096 2,613 1,263 7 10 1,333 351 1,132 494,756 244,237 202,547 953 1,672 39,065 241,453 9,066
Source:
2003-2019: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
2020-2021: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Business and Labour.
Note: (1) From the year 2011, according to article 49 of Decree 183/2010, of November 23, on tourist accommodation establishments, the capacity of a campsite in terms of the number of places is obtained by multiplying by three the total number of camping units. This change implies a break in the series that prevents year-over-year comparison, as in previous years the number of campsite places was obtained by multiplying the total number of camping units by two and a half.

Last update: September 5, 2022.

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Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Spa
Establishment situated in a mountain region or an area rich in mineral waters and especially appropriate for therapeutic relaxation and medicinal cures.
Campsite
Area of delimitated land that has been equipped and conditioned for use by people, on a regular basis and by paying a stipulated price, to use an area for living in the open air for a set period of time, for holidaying or tourism purposes and using as a residence mobile shelters such as caravans, tents or other similar elements that are easily transported. They are classified into four categories: luxury, first, second and third class.
Hotel establishment
Commercial establishment for public use for accommodating people in transit in a place; they offer, at a price, collective accommodation with or without complementary services. Includes both hotels and pensions.
Hotel
Establishment that offers rooms for hire and may also offer complementary services. They are classified into five categories that are identified by gold stars.
Parador
Hotel situated in a location of tourist interest that tends to use an old building of historic and architectural value.
Pension
Establishment that offers accommodation in rooms with or without complementary services, in the form of hire, but that, both due to size and structure and the characteristics and types of services, do not come to the same level as that of a hotel. There are three categories, which are identified by silver stars. Boarding houses and hostels also included.
Campsite place
Space occupied by a person in a tent, mobile shelter or caravan.
Hotel place
Place occupied by a person in a hotel establishment. The number of places equals the number of fixed beds in the establishment. Double beds are counted as two places; supplementary beds are not taken into account.
Rural tourism
Form of tourism in accommodation located in the rural environment. They tend to be in contact with agricultural operations and buildings built before 1950 in accordance with the architecture of the zone. They have drinking water, electricity, heating, sanitary services and the appropriate furniture. They are classified into four groups: shared country house, independent country house, masia and masoveria.

Methodological aspects

Tourist establishments are disaggregated into hotel establishments, camp sites and rural tourism establishments, according to their category and capacity.

The information presented herein is fundamentally structural and focused on tourist offering. Given the characteristics of this sector, the information has been clustered for certain municipalities.

Until 1994 the source for this data was the General Directorate of Tourist Companies and Activities, belonging to the Ministry of Transportation, Tourism and Communications. Since 1995, the General Directorate of Tourism, belonging to the Ministry for Business and Labour of the Generalitat de Catalunya, has been in charge of publishing data on the registry of tourist establishments: hotel establishments, camp sites, rural tourism establishments and housing for tourists' use.

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 region includes the territory of the former Costa del Garraf and Costa de Barcelona-Maresme.

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 2015 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 i Selva.
  • Costa Daurada: Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Baix Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat i Tarragonès.
  • Costa Barcelona: Alt Penedès, Baix Llobregat, Garraf, Maresme, Vallès Occidental i Vallès Oriental.
  • Paisatges Barcelona: Anoia, Bages, Moianès i Osona.
  • Pirineus: Alt Urgell, Alta Ribagorça, Berguedà, Cerdanya, Garrotxa, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà, Ripollès i Solsonès.
  • Terres de Lleida: Garrigues, Noguera, Pla d'Urgell, Segarra, Segrià i Urgell.
  • Terres de l'Ebre: Baix Ebre, Montsià, Ribera d'Ebre i Terra Alta.
  • Aran: Val d'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.

The new county of El Moianès was created on 1 May 2015 (Law 4/2015, of 23 April, on the creation of the county of El Moianès) from the aggregation of five municipalities of the county of El Bages, one from the county of Osona and four from the county of El Vallès Oriental.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".