Legislation

The collection of statistical information in the field of tourism consists of harmonised data collected by the Member States, based on the following legal acts (available in all official languages of the EU via EUR-Lex - direct free access to European Union law):

  • A new Regulation 692/2011 concerning European statistics on tourism and repealing Council Directive 95/57/EC has been adopted on 6th July 2011 with 2012 as reference year (Regulation (EU) No 692/2011).
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1051/2011 of 20 October 2011, implementing Regulation (EU) No 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism, as regards the structure of the quality reports and the transmission of the data.

Previous legal acts (concerning reference periods before 2012):

  • Council Directive 95/57/EC of 23 November 1995 on the collection of statistical information in the field of tourism (95/57/CE).
  • Commission Decision of 9 December 1998 on the procedures for implementing Council Directive 95/57/EC on the collection of statistical information in the field of tourism (1999/35/CE).
  • Commission Decision of 10 December 2004 adjusting the Annex to Council Directive 95/57/EC on the collection of statistical information in the field of tourism as regards country lists (2004/883/CE).
  • Council Directive 2006/110/EC of 20 November 2006 adapting Directives 95/57/EC and 2001/109/EC in the field of statistics, by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania (2006/110/CE).