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The duration of stay for a traveller to be considered engaged in a tourism activity in a locality, his/her stay in this place must last less than one consecutive year. When a visitor stays in a place for longer than one year, this place becomes part of his/her new usual environment and he/she ceases to be considered a visitor to it.

On the other hand, those engaged in short-term courses or stays (e.g., summer courses, summer camps, medical treatment of short duration) are visitors to the location visited.

Source Publication:
Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework, Eurostat, OECD, WTO, UNSD, 2001, para 2.18.

Statistical Theme: Industry and services statistics - Services

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, March 4, 2003