# Glossary:Net occupancy rate

The **occupancy rate** at hotels and similar establishments is calculated as a percentage as follows:

- The occupancy rate of
**bedrooms**in a reference period is obtained by dividing the total number of bedrooms used during the reference period (i.e. the sum of the bedrooms in use per day) by the total number of bedrooms available (i.e. the sum of bedrooms available per day, net of seasonal closures and other temporary closures for decoration, by police order, etc.). The result is multiplied by 100 to express the occupancy rate as a percentage.

- The occupancy rate of
**bed places**in a reference period is obtained by dividing the total number of overnight stays during the reference period by the total number of the bed places on offer (i.e. the sum of bed places available per day, excluding extra beds and net of seasonal closures and other temporary closures for decoration, by police order, etc.). The result is multiplied by 100 to express the occupancy rate as a percentage. Since extra beds are excluded from the formula, the occupancy rate can be bigger than 100%.