Agri-tourism is considered to be part of rural tourism as a whole, and can only be identified from the establishments classified as agricultural holdings within the NACE. Given the criterion of "main activity", only part of the agricultural holdings in the Farm Structure Survey population will be considered as agricultural tourism establishments. Statistics on agri-tourism as such must, therefore, use the farm population as a starting point. Efforts must be made to avoid double counting and the assignment of agri-tourism to other parts of rural tourism.
Eurostat, "Methodological manual on the design and implementation of surveys on inbound tourism", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000