Statistical surveys in tourism statistics are conducted on the basis of Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System "Official Gazette of Montenegro 18/12".
Purpose of survey
The purpose of survey on tourism statistics is to provide quality data for creating the policy on tourism, strategy for development of tourism, and other needs both of domestic and foreign users.
The survey monitors the turnover in tourism (arrivals and overnight stays) by domestic and foreign tourists in all types of accommodation facilities (hotels, motels, camps, resorts, private accommodation, etc.) in Montenegro, and number of arrivals of foreign vessels on cruise, vessels for sport and leisure, and number of passengers visiting our country in this manner.
Coverage of survey
Statistics of tourism cover hotels and restaurants and other organisations that provide accommodation services to tourists (hotels, motels, campsites, and resorts) or that arrange these services (agencies). This report also covers persons engaged in providing the accommodation services in private houses and rooms. The survey is done on the full coverage basis (21 municipalities in Montenegro). The surveys on number of arrivals of foreign vessels on cruise, vessels for sport and leisure; number of passengers visiting our country in this manner, cover harbour master offices Bar and Kotor, i.e. their branch offices responsible for issuing approval document for these vessels when entering internal sea waters of Montenegro.
Data source is guest book which is an obligation for all entities providing accommodation service to tourists to keep it, and harbour master offices Bar and Kotor, i.e. their branch offices.
Obligation to protect individual data
Results obtained through survey are published in the aggregated form not allowing the access to individual data on hotels and restaurants, and on entities providing accommodation services to tourists.