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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 2020
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 33 152 414 14,932 31,187 1,309 47,428
Alt Penedès 24 0 94 118 748 0 768 1,516
Alt Urgell 42 8 95 145 1,485 2,625 638 4,748
Alta Ribagorça 46 5 73 124 1,804 1,080 425 3,309
Anoia 15 1 83 99 709 90 497 1,296
Aran 112 9 18 139 6,491 3,069 183 9,743
Bages 28 3 73 104 1,091 504 559 2,154
Baix Camp 70 17 41 128 11,819 22,629 362 34,810
Baix Ebre 35 4 50 89 2,847 4,119 316 7,282
Baix Empordà 205 43 111 359 15,745 59,318 967 76,030
Baix Llobregat 86 2 3 91 10,822 3,042 29 13,893
Baix Penedès 34 4 16 54 4,390 4,200 145 8,735
Barcelonès 772 0 0 772 85,941 0 0 85,941
Berguedà 48 19 161 228 1,075 8,046 1,540 10,661
Cerdanya 61 7 63 131 3,234 4,524 470 8,228
Conca de Barberà 20 2 43 65 791 1,284 344 2,419
Garraf 67 6 4 77 5,489 8,526 47 14,062
Garrigues 7 0 8 15 92 0 65 157
Garrotxa 46 18 138 202 1,183 3,990 1,162 6,335
Gironès 58 3 64 125 3,084 738 516 4,338
Maresme 161 30 24 215 32,654 18,876 197 51,727
Moianès 8 1 29 38 147 390 237 774
Montsià 33 5 31 69 1,554 2,400 291 4,245
Noguera 24 3 58 85 651 1,455 493 2,599
Osona 50 9 142 201 1,960 3,141 1,274 6,375
Pallars Jussà 18 5 60 83 707 1,794 503 3,004
Pallars Sobirà 59 22 100 181 2,834 7,842 687 11,363
Pla d'Urgell 7 0 12 19 217 0 115 332
Pla de l'Estany 15 3 107 125 403 1,623 879 2,905
Priorat 22 3 47 72 361 951 410 1,722
Ribera d'Ebre 16 2 25 43 434 333 165 932
Ripollès 67 14 145 226 2,471 4,947 1,031 8,449
Segarra 9 0 48 57 251 0 377 628
Segrià 32 1 8 41 2,848 111 68 3,027
Selva 249 27 66 342 43,627 20,905 647 65,179
Solsonès 25 6 126 157 695 2,319 853 3,867
Tarragonès 130 25 13 168 41,679 32,988 87 74,754
Terra Alta 17 3 30 50 590 561 254 1,405
Urgell 9 0 33 42 383 0 282 665
Vallès Occidental 54 0 3 57 6,435 0 30 6,465
Vallès Oriental 67 8 59 134 3,873 2,739 484 7,096
Catalonia 3,083 351 2,514 5,948 318,954 262,346 20,190 601,490
Metropolità 1,142 41 95 1,278 139,747 25,047 796 165,590
Comarques Gironines 869 141 783 1,793 81,445 122,708 6,511 210,664
Camp de Tarragona 248 47 202 497 55,058 57,852 1,687 114,597
Terres de l'Ebre 101 14 136 251 5,425 7,413 1,026 13,864
Ponent 88 4 167 259 4,442 1,566 1,400 7,408
Comarques Centrals 160 37 563 760 4,988 14,010 4,637 23,635
Alt Pirineu i Aran 338 56 409 803 16,555 20,934 2,906 40,395
Penedès 137 11 159 307 11,294 12,816 1,227 25,337
Barcelona 1,372 76 666 2,114 150,649 44,406 5,576 200,631
Girona 912 147 829 1,888 84,005 125,726 6,882 216,613
Lleida 416 63 665 1,144 19,427 22,749 4,874 47,050
Tarragona 383 65 354 802 64,873 69,465 2,858 137,196
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Business and Labour.

Last update: July 2, 2021.

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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 "..".