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Definition: Stay


It is recommended to use the term "stay" to describe tourism from the standpoint of the receiving place or country (the destination or place visited). Stay is measured in terms of time spent in the receiving place/country for inbound tourism. It covers only part of the trip.
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