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Coastal tourism estimated consumption and business data; hotel overnights and international benchmark on visitor consumption and cruise passengers.
Coastal tourism is not identified as a specific sector in the the French classification of economic activities (NAF). It includes a number of tourism related services e.g. hotels and restaurants, transport, renting, travel agencies, sporting activities, or other local services, most of which being geographically limited to coastal or shoreline areas. Annual tourism accounts break down tourism consumption into main services as identified in the INSEE business database. Using the latter, value added and employment are estimated. The share of coastal tourism consumption as part of the overall tourism consumption is roughly estimated using both the breakdown of hotel nights by tourism areas and statistical estimates of local consumption. Hotel nights and visitor arrivals are usually published in tourism accounts; international data on visitor stays are usually published by Eurostat and the UNWTO; and the number of cruise passengers is sourced from cruise industry associations.