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Hotel establishments. By types. Counties and Aran, and provinces

Hotel establishments. Establishments and beds. By types. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2021
Establishments Beds
Hotels Hostels and pensions Total Hotels Hostels and pensions Total
Alt Camp 6 0 6 408 0 408
Alt Empordà 151 78 229 12,302 2,479 14,781
Alt Penedès 9 15 24 552 196 748
Alt Urgell 23 19 42 1,092 393 1,485
Alta Ribagorça 25 21 46 1,372 432 1,804
Anoia 12 4 16 549 168 717
Aran 72 40 112 5,482 1,009 6,491
Bages 13 16 29 847 258 1,105
Baix Camp 56 15 71 11,502 357 11,859
Baix Ebre 24 11 35 2,690 157 2,847
Baix Empordà 163 41 204 14,481 1,050 15,531
Baix Llobregat 67 20 87 10,047 787 10,834
Baix Penedès 27 7 34 4,273 117 4,390
Barcelonès 474 305 779 79,865 6,752 86,617
Berguedà 19 28 47 588 472 1,060
Cerdanya 43 18 61 2,779 455 3,234
Conca de Barberà 15 5 20 693 98 791
Garraf 57 11 68 5,278 216 5,494
Garrigues 5 2 7 62 30 92
Garrotxa 22 24 46 678 507 1,185
Gironès 36 23 59 2,644 527 3,171
Maresme 112 45 157 31,147 1,222 32,369
Moianès 5 3 8 88 59 147
Montsià 22 11 33 1,256 298 1,554
Noguera 10 14 24 370 281 651
Osona 24 26 50 1,418 542 1,960
Pallars Jussà 13 5 18 572 135 707
Pallars Sobirà 37 22 59 2,298 536 2,834
Pla d'Urgell 4 3 7 157 60 217
Pla de l'Estany 8 7 15 282 121 403
Priorat 14 8 22 265 96 361
Ribera d'Ebre 6 10 16 154 280 434
Ripollès 33 34 67 1,629 842 2,471
Segarra 5 4 9 185 66 251
Segrià 22 11 33 2,394 462 2,856
Selva 181 67 248 41,016 2,619 43,635
Solsonès 17 9 26 527 188 715
Tarragonès 107 24 131 40,938 877 41,815
Terra Alta 9 7 16 479 99 578
Urgell 7 2 9 353 30 383
Vallès Occidental 36 18 54 6,124 311 6,435
Vallès Oriental 46 22 68 3,574 401 3,975
Catalonia 2,037 1,055 3,092 293,410 25,985 319,395
Metropolità 737 410 1,147 130,779 9,473 140,252
Comarques Gironines 594 274 868 73,032 8,145 81,177
Camp de Tarragona 198 52 250 53,806 1,428 55,234
Terres de l'Ebre 61 39 100 4,579 834 5,413
Ponent 53 36 89 3,521 929 4,450
Comarques Centrals 78 83 161 3,478 1,529 5,007
Alt Pirineu i Aran 213 125 338 13,595 2,960 16,555
Penedès 103 36 139 10,620 687 11,307
Barcelona 870 509 1,379 139,934 11,232 151,166
Girona 629 282 911 75,309 8,428 83,737
Lleida 252 166 418 15,509 3,946 19,455
Tarragona 286 98 384 62,658 2,379 65,037
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Business and Labour.

Last update: September 5, 2022.

Statistics TURALL

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

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.
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.

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 "..".