Definition: Private tourist accommodation
Private tourist accommodation comprises forms of accommodation that do not conform to the definition of collective tourist accommodation. These provide limited numbers of places for rent or free of charge. The major group "Private tourism accommodation" is subdivided into two minor groups and five unit groups. It is important to distinguish between the minor group "private rental accommodation" and "private non-rental accommodation", as the former generates lodging expenditures and an associated economic impact that the latter does not.
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