Other tourism statistics

To provide a further picture of tourism supply NISRA run monthly occupancy surveys of Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfasts and Guest Accommodation; and annual surveys regarding the occupancy of Self Catering establishments and visits to Visitor Attractions in Northern Ireland. 

Response rates to these occupancy surveys can be low. Collection methods for the estimated number of visits in the Visitor Attraction Survey differ - more information can be found in the Visitor Attraction Survey satellite report.

Results from these surveys are classed as Official Statistics and do not have National Statistics Status, further information on Official Statistics can be found on the NISRA website

Tourism data is derived from a variety of sources. NISRA will continue to publish as much data as possible and will explore other indicators if the original source is affected. This document gives an idea of the impact on each of the surveys NI tourism statistics depend on.    Impact of COVID-19 on Northern Ireland tourism statistics

Northern Ireland visitor attraction survey

The latest annual Northern Ireland Visitor Attraction Survey (2019) report was published on 22 Ocotber 2020.

Latest publication

The latest annual visitor attraction survey publications can be accessed below.

Guesthouse, Bed & Breakfast and Guest Accommodation occupancy survey

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) we anticipate that there will be some changes in terms of our regular statistical production. See the COVID-19 and the production of statistics page for more information.

Information on the effect of Covid-19 on the Northern Ireland occupancy survey can be found here

Annual publication

The latest annual Northern Ireland guesthouse, bed & breakfast and guest accommodation occupancy statistics were published on 22 October 2020.

Monthly publication

The latest monthly guesthouse, bed & breakfast and guest accommodation occupancy statistics can be accessed below.

Tourism statistics branch also publish statistics on Northern Ireland hotel occupancy. These statistics can be accessed below.

Self catering occupancy survey

The latest annual Northern Ireland Self Catering Occupancy Survey 2019 report was published on 22 October 2020.

Latest publication

The latest annual self catering occupancy survey publication including additional tables can be accessed below.

Self catering survey form

Please find below a downloadable version of the self catering survey form.

Useful links

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