Definition: Occupancy rate
Tourism Statistics Pocketbook:
The occupancy rate is calculated as follows:
(Total nights of residents and non-residents of hotels and similar establishments) / (Total bed places of hotels and similar establishments * 365)*100.
Methodological manual on the design and implementation of surveys on inbound tourism:
This gives information on differences in use between various types of accommodation and, when measured on a monthly basis, indicates the seasonal patterns.
Eurostat, "Tourism Statistics Pocketbook", 2008 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, ISBN 978-92-79-09451-4, Luxembourg, 2008