Definition: Net occupancy rate of bed-places
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 net 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 when the bed-places are actually available for use (net of seasonal or other temporary closures for decoration, police order, etc.) for the same group of establishments, multiplying the quotient by 100 to express the result as a percentage.
Formula: Un = (p/Gd) x 100
where P is the number of registered overnight stays during the month (or year) and Gd is the number of bed-days actually available during the month (year).
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