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Tourist accommodations. Establishments and beds. By type. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Tourist accommodations. Establishments and beds. By type. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2021
Establishments Beds
Hotel establishments Campsites Rural tourism Total Hotel establishments Campsites Rural tourism Total
Alt Camp 6 0 58 64 408 0 484 892
Alt Empordà 229 33 155 417 14,781 35,187 1,342 51,310
Alt Penedès 24 0 93 117 748 0 757 1,505
Alt Urgell 42 8 97 147 1,485 2,625 657 4,767
Alta Ribagorça 46 5 74 125 1,804 1,080 422 3,306
Anoia 16 1 80 97 717 90 486 1,293
Aran 112 9 18 139 6,491 3,069 183 9,743
Bages 29 5 75 109 1,105 1,149 581 2,835
Baix Camp 71 17 42 130 11,859 22,629 366 34,854
Baix Ebre 35 4 53 92 2,847 4,119 348 7,314
Baix Empordà 204 43 111 358 15,531 60,312 970 76,813
Baix Llobregat 87 2 3 92 10,834 3,042 29 13,905
Baix Penedès 34 4 16 54 4,390 4,200 145 8,735
Barcelonès 779 0 0 779 86,617 0 0 86,617
Berguedà 47 19 161 227 1,060 8,046 1,553 10,659
Cerdanya 61 7 63 131 3,234 4,524 478 8,236
Conca de Barberà 20 2 44 66 791 1,284 341 2,416
Garraf 68 6 4 78 5,494 8,526 47 14,067
Garrigues 7 0 9 16 92 0 79 171
Garrotxa 46 18 138 202 1,185 3,990 1,162 6,337
Gironès 59 3 66 128 3,171 738 544 4,453
Maresme 157 30 24 211 32,369 18,876 197 51,442
Moianès 8 1 29 38 147 390 237 774
Montsià 33 5 32 70 1,554 2,400 304 4,258
Noguera 24 3 60 87 651 1,455 520 2,626
Osona 50 9 141 200 1,960 3,141 1,268 6,369
Pallars Jussà 18 5 60 83 707 1,794 503 3,004
Pallars Sobirà 59 22 103 184 2,834 7,842 702 11,378
Pla d'Urgell 7 0 12 19 217 0 115 332
Pla de l'Estany 15 3 105 123 403 1,623 861 2,887
Priorat 22 3 46 71 361 951 403 1,715
Ribera d'Ebre 16 2 26 44 434 333 180 947
Ripollès 67 14 149 230 2,471 4,947 1,059 8,477
Segarra 9 0 49 58 251 0 384 635
Segrià 33 1 11 45 2,856 111 85 3,052
Selva 248 27 72 347 43,635 22,905 705 67,245
Solsonès 26 6 122 154 715 2,319 840 3,874
Tarragonès 131 25 13 169 41,815 32,988 87 74,890
Terra Alta 16 3 30 49 578 561 254 1,393
Urgell 9 0 34 43 383 0 292 675
Vallès Occidental 54 0 3 57 6,435 0 30 6,465
Vallès Oriental 68 8 59 135 3,975 2,739 498 7,212
Catalonia 3,092 353 2,540 5,985 319,395 269,985 20,498 609,878
Metropolità 1,147 41 95 1,283 140,252 25,047 810 166,109
Comarques Gironines 868 141 796 1,805 81,177 129,702 6,643 217,522
Camp de Tarragona 250 47 203 500 55,234 57,852 1,681 114,767
Terres de l'Ebre 100 14 141 255 5,413 7,413 1,086 13,912
Ponent 89 4 175 268 4,450 1,566 1,475 7,491
Comarques Centrals 161 39 563 763 5,007 14,655 4,673 24,335
Alt Pirineu i Aran 338 56 415 809 16,555 20,934 2,945 40,434
Penedès 139 11 152 302 11,307 12,816 1,185 25,308
Barcelona 1,379 78 663 2,120 151,166 45,051 5,597 201,814
Girona 911 147 842 1,900 83,737 132,720 7,022 223,479
Lleida 418 63 675 1,156 19,455 22,749 4,967 47,171
Tarragona 384 65 360 809 65,037 69,465 2,912 137,414
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Business and Labour.

Last update: September 5, 2022.

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Methodological note

Definition of concepts

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.
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.
  • 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.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

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 "..".