Legislation - Tourism

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):

Legal acts in force (concerning periods from 2012 onwards):

  • Regulation (EU) No 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2011 concerning European statistics on tourism and repealing Council Directive 95/57/EC [for info: consolidated text of the Regulation, integrating the amendments introduced by delegated acts]
  • 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
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 253/2013 of 15 January 2013 amending Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards adaptations following the revision of the International Standard Classification of Education ISCED in relation to the variables and breakdowns to be submitted Text with EEA relevance
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 81/2013 of 29 January 2013 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1051/2011 as regards the micro-data files for the transmission of data
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1681 of 1 August 2019, amending Regulation (EU) No 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism, as regards the transmission deadlines and adaptation of Annexes I and II
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1569 of 23 July 2020 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council, on the classification of countries of residence of guests staying at tourist accommodation establishments in the context of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1179 of 16 July 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1051/2011 as regards the aggregate tables and micro-data files for 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).