Definition: Average length of stay

Tourism

This variable is obtained by dividing the number of overnight stays by the number of arrivals (can calculate also according to country of residence of guests). It is more relevant at local and regional level because at country level, the effect of same persons spending nights in several places obscures the measurement.
Source:
Eurostat, "Methodological manual on the design and implementation of surveys on inbound tourism", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000
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