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26.04.2018 |

Selected Indicators - Methodological notes

Accommodation establishments of tourism

Statistics of accommodation establishments provide information on the activities of accommodation facilities, which are addressed monthly in the CR 1-12 statistical questionnaire. We address the operators of the accommodation establishments, i.e. all legal persons and physical persons with identification ID - entrepreneurs irrespective of the number of employees and their main activity, which are listed in the Register of accommodation establishments managed by Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic and provide a temporary accommodation to visitors (active participants in tourism) in accommodation establishments.

Accommodation facilities of tourism are those which provide temporary accommodation for visitors regularly or occasionally. They include hotels, boatels, motels, inns with accommodation services, tourist hostels, chalet camps, camping sites, other collective accommodations and accommodation in private. Only complete cottage colonies and camping sites are considered as an accommodation facility, but individual chalets, cabins, or tents of providers are not.

Beds in accommodation facilities of tourism include all beds determined for overnight lodging of visitors including occasional beds. The beds intended for the owner and for staff of the accommodation facility are excluded.

Places on free area are basic camp units for tents, tent and passenger cars, caravans, and motor caravans multiplied by 4. Four people can be accommodated per one camp unit.

A visitor in accommodation facility of tourism is a person (except staff and owners) using services of temporary accommodation facility regardless of country of permanent residence. Children are also included in the number of visitors. The visitor uses accommodation services for holiday, business trips, participation in sport events, training, courses, symposiums, stays in spa and convalescent centres, visits of friends or relatives, participation in church events, etc.. Also included is accommodation of children in out-door schooling and in summer and winter holiday camps for children. Domestic and foreign employees working in Slovakia who use the accommodation facility temporally as a hostel are not considered to be visitors. The period of temporary accommodation should not exceed 1 year.

Foreign visitor accommodated in an accommodation facility is a person who visits the country and is not the resident of the country. Children are also included in the number of visitors. Foreign visitor uses accommodation services for holiday, business trips, participation in sport events, training, courses, symposiums, stays in spa and convalescent centres, visits of friends or relatives, participation in church events, etc. Exceptions are those people who are coming to work, to prepare themselves for a profession (a long-term study) or to become a resident of the country. Members of diplomatic corps and armed forces on duty in the country are also excluded.

Source

All published data are the result of processing in the Statistical Office of the SR. More information can be obtained from the quarterly publications Basic Indicators of Tourism of the SR for Accommodation Facilities.

Organized tourism

Organized tourism in the SR provides information from the annual survey CR 6-01 (Annual questionnaire on selected services in tourism). It contains the statistical information on inbound trips of foreign visitors to Slovakia (active tourism) and outbound trips of the Slovak citizen’s abroad (passive tourism) by country of destination if the services of tour operators and travel agencies were used for travelling. The reporting duty is stated in relation to all tour operators, travel agencies and other suppliers of services in tourism with main activity classified in code 79 by NACE Rev. 2. listed in trade register, who provide services in the field of tourism by the residence of responding unit. Data are published by tourism forms (inbound, outbound and domestic tourism). Data on turnover from tourism are published by tourism forms (inbound, outbound and domestic tourism) and in addition they are specified by activities.

Participant in the active tourism is a foreign visitor using services of tourism during travelling in the Slovak Republic and is not the resident of the Slovak Republic. Participant in the active foreign tourism is a person travelling for holiday, business trips, participation in sport events, training, courses, symposiums, stays in spa and convalescent centres, visits of friends or relatives, participation in church events, etc. Exceptions are those people who are coming to work, to prepare themselves for a profession (a long-term study) or to become a resident of the country. Members of diplomatic corps and armed forces on duty in the country are also excluded. Duration of a temporary stay of participant in the active or passive foreign tourism must not be longer than one year.

Participant in the passive tourism is the Slovak citizen using services of tourism during travelling abroad. Participant in the passive foreign tourism is a person travelling for holiday, business trips, participation in sport events, training, courses, symposiums, stays in spa and convalescent centres, visits of friends or relatives, participation in church events, etc. Exceptions are those people who are coming to work, to prepare themselves for a profession (a long-term study) or to become a resident of the country. Members of diplomatic corps and armed forces on duty in the country are also excluded. Duration of a temporary stay of participant in the active or passive foreign tourism must not be longer than one year.

Source

All published data are the result of processing in the Statistical Office of the SR. More information can be obtained from publication Organized Tourism of the SR.

Domestic and Outbound tourism

Data on domestic and outbound tourism of residents provide basic information about the participation of residents of the Slovak Republic in tourism. The respondent in the quarterly survey in households on the Slovak Republic the territory is an individual- a member of the household older than 15 years, who travelled or stayed in the surveyed time period for personal or business purposes outside his/her usual environment.

Usual environment - geographical area, within whic an individual conducts his regular life routines ( principal or temporary residence or place of work of respondents)

Domestic tourism - travelling of residents within their domestic country (Slovak Republic), outside of their usual environment

Outbound tourism - travelling of residents to foreign countries

Long trip - trip for leisure or recreational purposes outside of usual environment of respondent, where visitor is spending at least 4 nights in a row but holiday trip can not exceed the period of 12 months

Short trip - trip for leisure or recreational purposes outside of usual environment of respondent, where he/she is spending at least 1 and no more than 3 nights in a row

Business trip - trip for business or professional purposes outside of usual environment of respondent, which includes at least 1 overnight but it can not exceed the period of 12 months

Total expenditure - includes package expenditure, expenditure for accommodation, catering or transport services out of package expenditure (goods, which are consumed during travelling and stays, small tourism single purpose consumer durables, presents and souvenirs) and other recreational expenditure (tickets to sports and cultural events, expenses on sports facilities rental services, insurance, exchange services fees, etc).

Source

All published data are the result of processing in the Statistical Office of the SR.

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