Definition: Place/country of usual residence


The place/country of usual residence determines whether a person arriving in a region/country is a visitor or other traveller, as well as that person's origin. The underlying concept in the classification of international visitors by places of origin is the country of residence, not their citizenship/nationality . Foreign citizens residing in a country are assimilated to other residents for the purpose of domestic and outbound tourism statistics. Citizens of a country residing abroad who return to their home country on a temporary visit are included among non-resident visitors, though it may be desirable to distinguish them in some studies.
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

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