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Definition: Gross occupancy rate of bed-place


Occupancy rates give information on differences in use between various types of accommodation and, when measured on a monthly basis, indicate the seasonal patterns. The gross occupancy rate of bed-places in one month is obtained by dividing total overnight stays by the product of bed-places on offer and the number of days in the corresponding month (sometimes termed bed-nights) for the same group of establishments, multiplying the quotient by 100 to express the result as a percentage.
Formula: Ue = (P/Gp) x 100
where Gp is the number of potential bed-days.
Eurostat, "Methodological manual on the design and implementation of surveys on inbound tourism", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000