INSTAT for the first time calculates and publishes the indicators of accommodation statistics which represent the tourism capacity offer in the country.
The purpose of the survey to hotels and other similar accommodation establishments is to monitor tourism actIities, to calculate statistical variables about accommodation offer of Albanian tourism, which are important to determine the trend of capacity development in the tourism sector. Data are collected every month through the questionnaire "Survey of Accommodation Establishments".
The scope of observation (or the target population) in accommodation statistics includes all tourist accommodation establishments from the Statistical Business Register of 2018. Tourism accommodation establishments are classified and described in groups according to NACE Rev. 2 classification as follow:
55.10 Hotels and similar accommodation. This class includes accommodation provided by: hotels, resort hotels, suite/apartment hotels and motels.
55.20 Holiday and other short-stay accommodation. This class includes accommodation provided by: children and other holiday homes, visitor flats and bungalows, cottages and cabins without housekeeping services, youth hostels and mountain refuges.
55.30 Camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailer parks. This class includes: provision of accommodation in campgrounds, trailer parks, recreational camps and fishing and hunting camps for short stay visitors.
Non-registered visitors and accommodation establishments are not subject of this survey.
Indicators collected from the survey include:
- Arrivals of residents;
- Arrivals of non-residents;
- Nights spent of residents;
- Nights spent of non-residents;
- Occupied bedrooms by residents;
- Occupied bedrooms by non-residents);
- Occupied bed places by residents;
- Occupied bed places by non-residents;
- Number of bedrooms;
- Number of bed places;
Data collection and data processing methodology is based on Annex I of Regulation (EU) No 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2011 concerning European statistics on tourism.
The accommodation establishment in the accommodation statistics includes all tourist accommodation establishments providing, as a paid service (although the price might be partially or fully subsidised), short-term or short-stay accommodation services.
Bedroom: a bedroom in an accommodation establishment or dwelling is the unit formed by one room or groups of rooms which are rented by tourists as a whole (and constituting an indIisible rental).
Bed place: the number of bed places in a tourist accommodation establishment is determined by the number of persons who can stay overnight in the beds set up in the establishment, ignoring any extra beds that may be set up upon customer request. The term bed place applies to a single bed; a double bed is counted as two bed places.
An arrival is defined as a person who stays at least one night in the hotel, children included.
Resident: is considered a person who has resided in Albania for more than 12 consecutIe months.
Non-Resident: is considered a person who has not resided in Albania for more than 12 consecutIe months.
A night spent (or overnight stay) is each night a guest / tourist (resident or non-resident) actually spends (sleeps or stays) in a tourist accommodation establishment or non-rented accommodation.
The net occupancy rate of bed places = measures the percentage of occupied bed places for “Hotels and similar accommodation”.
The net occupancy rate of bedrooms = measures the percentage of occupied bedrooms for “Hotels and similar accommodation”.
Statistical regions at level 1, 2 and 3 are defined according to the NUTS II territorial dIision, which is a unified classification and is used as a basis for the collection and processing of European Regional Statistics. The information below includes which prefectures are in the North, Centre and South region.
Northern Region: Dibër; Durrës; Kukës; Lezhë; Shkodër
Centre Region: Elbasan; Tiranë
South Region: Berat; Fier; Gjirokastër; Korçë; Vlorë
Coastal areas are Local AdministratIe Units (LAUs) that are on or near a coastline. Coastal areas are classified according to the following two categories:
- Coastal areas: LAUs bordering the coastline or LAUs having at least 50% of their surface at a distance of 10 km from the coastline;
- Non-coastal areas: LAUs that are not "coastal areas"; which means LAUs that are not bordered by the coastline and have less than 50% of their surface at a distance of 10 km from the coastline.