Statistical survey on tourist arrivals and overnight stays in collective accommodation is conducted on the basis of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System "Official Gazette of Montenegro", No.18 / 12 from 30.03.2012., and on the basis of the Annual plan of statistical surveys.
The purpose of the statistical survey
The aim of the statistical survey on tourist arrivals and overnight stays in collective accommodation establishments is to provide basic information on the scope of tourist traffic (arrivals and overnight stays) of domestic and foreign tourists and capacity of that accommodation establishments.
Collective accommodation facilities include hotels, inns, motels, holiday villages, tourist resorts, hostels, camps and other collective accommodation facilities. Collective accommodation establishments do not include private accommodation (accommodation in houses and rooms for rent, as well as in tourist apartments).
Results of survey are used to create a tourism policy and strategy for the development of tourism, as well as the fulfillment of requests for information from domestic and foreign users.
Also, taking into consideration the national interests for the data on tourist arrivals and overnight stays in private accommodation, Statistical Office will continue to collect data, and it will be published under the new methodology (development and coverage of new administrative sources) annually from 2018 ( data for 2017).
The survey covers all collective accommodation establishments that provide accommodation services on the basis of approval for accommodation services according to the Tourism Law no. 61/10.
The establishments are classified into three groups according to the Classification of Activities (Nace REV.2):
- 55.1 (hotels and similar accommodation);
- 55.2 (holiday and other short-stay accommodation);
- 55.3 (camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailers parks).
The survey does not cover accommodation establishments that provide accommodation services in households (individual tourist accommodation or so called. "private accommodation"), which according to the Tourism Law (,,Official Gazette of Montenegro ", no. 61/10, Article 109) include accommodation units with a maximum of 15 beds and owned by natural persons.
Data source is the guestbook which are obliged to keep all entities engaged in the provision of accommodation for tourists.
Obligation to protect individual data
Obtained results are published in aggregate form, which prevents the display of individual data of reporting units which represent entities engaged in the provision of accommodation for tourists.
For more details on published data, methodology, and releases please see the sections below.