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Definition: Minimum capacity (statistical representativeness)


Countries use different legal or statistical standards for excluding minimal-capacity tourist accommodation suppliers. The threshold is usually based on the number of rooms, (or pitches) or beds. The threshold chosen should be determined in such a way that at least 95% of all nights spent in the groups of accommodation establishments included in accommodation statistics are covered.
Eurostat, "Methodological manual on the design and implementation of surveys on inbound tourism", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000, Appendix A, Classification and Glossary