Glossary:Arrival of tourist at the border

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Arrivals of tourists at the border refers to the number of international visitors who arrive during a given year in a given country and who are staying at least one night. The indicator includes non-resident citizens of this destination country, but excludes foreign residents in the given country. A tourist is any visitor who stays at least one night in collective or private accommodation.

This definition, used in the context of 'European Neighbourhood Policy - South' (or Southern Mediterranean) statistics, diverges somewhat from the one used in European Union tourism statistics. For the latter, an arrival at a tourism establishment is defined as a tourist, resident or non-resident of the country where the establishment is located, who arrives at a tourist accommodation establishment (rented-accommodation) or at non-rented accommodation (data for the latter are not collected in the scope of the Tourism Regulation, however). Consequently, the defintions differ in two aspects: arrival at the border versus at tourism establishment; and resident non-citizens excluded versus included.

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