Definition: Guest arrival/departure
A guest arrival/departure is defined as a person who arrives at/leaves a collective accommodation establishment or private tourism accommodation and checks in/out.
Because tourists arrive at and leave from an accommodation establishment within a relatively short time, there is statistically not much difference between the numbers of arrivals and departures. The arrivals of non-tourists (refugees, guests on medical referral, etc.) should be counted separately, if possible.
Eurostat, "Methodological manual on the design and implementation of surveys on inbound tourism", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000