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The Tourist Campsite Price Index (TCPI) is a statistical measurement of the evolution of the set of prices applied by businesspersons to the different clients that stay at campsites in Spain. Therefore, it measures the evolution of the sector prices from the supply perspective.
The analysis units are all tourist campsites registered as such in the corresponding register of the Tourist Boards of each Autonomous Community.
All tourist campsites in each Autonomous Community are researched.
The geographical scope is the entire national territory, except Ceuta and Meliila (where there are no establishments of this type).
The information is presented on different levels of geographical breakdown: national, Autonomous Community
TThe base year is 2002, where all monthly indices take the value 100. The first data published is January 2003, with its rate of change from January 2002
Index, Rates, Percentage
Data referred to the period: Mensual A: 2022 MES: 01
The compilation and dissemination of the data are governed by the Statistical Law No. 12/1989 "Public Statistical Function" of May 9, 1989, and Law No. 4/1990 of June 29 on “National Budget of State for the year 1990" amended by Law No. 13/1996 "Fiscal, administrative and social measures" of December 30, 1996, makes compulsory all statistics included in the National Statistics Plan. The National Statistical Plan 2009-2012 was approved by the Royal Decree 1663/2008. It contains the statistics that must be developed in the four year period by the State General Administration's services or any other entity dependent on it. All statistics included in the National Statistics Plan are statistics for state purposes and are obligatory. The National Statistics Plan 2021-2024, approved by Royal Decree 1110/2020, of 15 December, is the Plan currently implemented. This statistical operation has governmental purposes, and it is included in the National Statistics Plan 2021-2024. (Statistics of the State Administration).
This statistical operation is not subject to any European regulations
The Statistical Law No. 12/1989 specifies that the INE cannot publish, or make otherwise available, individual data or statistics that would enable the identification of data for any individual person or entity. Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society
Due to statistical secrecy, the strata (Autonomous Community/category, province/category, area/category, site/category) with fewer than 3 tourist campsites with data are concealed. The data from those nationalities with fewer than 10 travellers or overnight stays per month is also concealed.
The advance release calendar that shows the precise release dates for the coming year is disseminated in the last quarter of each year.
The calendar is disseminated on the INEs Internet website (Publications Calendar)
The data are released simultaneously according to the advance release calendar to all interested parties by issuing the press release. At the same time, the data are posted on the INE's Internet website (www.ine.es/en) almost immediately after the press release is issued. Also some predefined tailor-made requests are sent to registered users. Some users could receive partial information under embargo as it is publicly described in the European Statistics Code of Practice
The results of the statistical operations are normally disseminated by using press releases that can be accessed via both the corresponding menu and the Press Releases Section in the web
The results of the survey are disseminated via the INE website, and some results are included in publications such as the Statistical Yearbook, INE Figures, etc. A press release is prepared monthly, containing the results of Tourist Accommmodation Occupancy Surveys, except hoteles, and their Price Indeces
INEbase is the system the INE uses to store statistical information on the Internet. It contains all the information the INE produces in electronic formats. The primary organisation of the information follows the theme-based classification of the Inventory of Statistical Operations of the State General Administration . The basic unit of INEbase is the statistical operation, defined as the set of activities that lead to obtaining statistical results on a determined sector or subject based on the individually collected data. Also included in the scope of this definition are synthesis preparation.
The specific link for the Tourist Campsite Price Index is as follows: https://www.ine.es/dynt3/inebase/en/index.htm?padre=228 The indicator used is (number of hits on the online database) AC1= 1,310 (acummulated of 2021 at 26-01-2022)
Microdata sets are not disseminated.
Tailor-made requests are also received, which on occasion become continuous or are extended. The policy for tending to tailor-made requests consists of analysing whether the conditions of statistical secrecy and significance are met. After this analysis, a viability report is prepared and sent to the petitioner.
The methodology contains information regarding the questionnaires, estimators, definitions, sample. The document may be viewed at the following link: https://www.ine.es/en/daco/daco42/ipapt/notaipac_en.pdf
fields 10.6 to 17 of this document may be considered the quality report intended for users for this operation.
Quality assurance framework for the INE statistics is based on the ESSCoP, the European Statistics Code of Practice made by EUROSTAT. The ESSCoP is made up of 16 principles, gathered in three areas: Institutional Environment, Processes and Products. Each principle is associated with some indicators which make possible to measure it. In order to evaluate quality, EUROSTAT provides different tools: the indicators mentioned above, Self-assessment based on the DESAP model, peer review, user satisfaction surveys and other proceedings for evaluation.
The Tourist Campsite Occupancy Survey, which serves as the basis for the TCPI, periodically performs activities for the revision of the statistical process, in order to meet the quality conditions required on both the national and international levels. The main activities are the revision of both the data collected, such as the survey directory, and a microfiltering upon receipt of the data, followed by a macrofiltering. Improvement in the data collection systems (IRIA).
As shown in the following sections, which include detailed quality indicators, the TCPI presents very high quality, with data from the operation being made available within a 30-day period. Total non-response is usually approximately 8% for provisional data, and 2% for final data. Periodical updates are made of the directory.
Users are quite varied: tourism boards/consortiums, individuals, establishments, consultancy companies, Autonomous Community governments, municipal councils, universities, associations of accommodation businesspersons. The data received is used for analyses, studies, reports and policy design. User needs that are not met are those that do not comply with the conditions of statistical secrecy and statistical significance. In addition to the information available on the website, users also request data for time periods other than those published, and for special zones, which is provided by carrying out customised calculations.
The INE has carried out general user satisfaction surveys in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 and it plans to continue doing so every three years. The purpose of these surveys is to find out what users think about the quality of the information of the INE statistics and the extent to which their needs of information are covered. In addition, additional surveys are carried out in order to acknowledge better other fields such as dissemination of the information, quality of some publications...
On the INE website, in its section Methods and Projects / Quality and Code of Practice / INE quality management / User surveys are available surveys conducted to date.(Click next link)
The information collected enables answering most of the requests received. Those that are not answered provide information that is studied for possible future modifications. 100% of the information requested by the National Statistical Plan is supplied. (R1=100%)
The estimators used are unbiased, and therefore, the bias is null. With regard to non-sampling errors, we try to minimise both coverage errors and total non-response errors.
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The estimators used are unbiased, and therefore, the bias is null. Among the non-sampling errors, coverage errors are minimised by carrying out periodical crosses between the Autonomous Community directories and the COS directory, the basis of the TCPI, for the purpose of finding possible duplicities, establishments that are missing or those that are no longer active. Total non-response is minimised between the provisional data and the final data, due to the re-contact with the units that did not answer, and in addition, an imputation of data is performed for these cases. Among the non-sampling errors, there is information available regarding non-response, with the non-response rate in December 2020, definitive data, being A4 = 2.15.
The time that elapses from the reference date of the data to the publication of the provisional figures is 30 days (TP1=30 days), whereas for the final data, it is one year and one month (TP2=13 months). That is, in April 2021, the provisional data for March 2021 is published, as well as the final data for March 2020, and so on and so forth.
Each publication has been disseminated on the date announced in the publication calendar. The calendar may be viewed at the following link: https://www.ine.es/en/daco/daco41/calen_en.htm
The availability of a methodology, a design and a common process for collection, filtering, publication and elevation for the entire geographical scope, guarantees the comparability of the results among the different Autonomous Communities, provinces, tourist areas and tourist sites. This index does not follow any European Regulations, and therefore, information is not available regarding international comparability.
The Tourist Campsite Price Index (TCPI) arose in 2003, and has not changed since that time. In January 2022, the series has 227 elements (CC2=227)
Though the variables gathered in this survey are not collected in any other survey, a coherence is observed between the values obtained and the evolution of the economy.
The data has complete internal coherence, as it is based on the same set of microdata, and is calculated using the same estimation methods for the different breakdowns. The arithmetic and accounting identities are observed in the production of the data sets.
The estimation of the budgetary credit necessary to finance this operation , as foreseen in the 2021 Annual Program, comes to a total of 72.93 thousand Euros in the INE budget
This estimation concerns tor the Price Indexes in Tourist Accommodations (cod. 8359 in PEN) that is formed by four statistical operation, being Campsites Price Index one of them
The INE of Spain has a policy which regulates the basic aspects of statistical data revision, seeking to ensure process transparency and product quality. This policy is laid out in the document approved by the INE board of directors on 13 March of 2015, which is available on the INE website, in the section "Methods and projects/Quality and Code of Practice/INE’s Quality management/INE’s Revision policy" (link).
This general policy sets the criteria that the different type of revisions should follow: routine revision- it is the case of statistics whose production process includes regular revisions-; more extensive revision- when methodological or basic reference source changes take place-; and exceptional revision- for instance, when an error appears in a published statistic-.
The revision policy is as follows: once the results are published in t+30, more questionnaires from the reference month are received, and therefore, the final version of the results presents greater coverage (increasing from a response rate of 93% in the provisional results to a rate of 97% in the final results). The final data is published the following year, that is, for example, in April 2020, the provisional data for March 2020 and the final data for March 2019 are published.
Each month, the provisional data for the previous month is published, as well as the final data for the previous month the previous year. The quality indicators used are MAR, absolute average revision, and RMAR, relative average revision.
The average annual definitive values in 2017 -2018-2019-2020 are:
A6 MAR = 0.4049
A6 RMAR = 0.1739%
The INE compiles a national directory of tourist campsites, using the registers sent by the Tourism Councils of the Autonomous Communities. This directory contains the following information for each campsite: name, address, category, opening period, number of lots, caravans and bungalows.
A stratified sampling is used, by province and category.
The information for the preparation of the TCPI is obtained from the Tourist Campsite Occupancy Survey.
The procedure for supervising the data validation consists of applying a series of validations to the questionnaires. In the event that any inconsistency is detected, the INE contacts the establishment again. When all of the data has been collected, it is revised again in a centralised fashion. Lastly, a macrofiltering is performed.
Firstly, there is a decentralised microfiltering process to detect and filter errors and inconsistencies in the questionnaires. Next, on a central level, the estimators are obtained. Subsequently, a macrofiltering is performed, prior to the tabulation and dissemination of the results.
No adjustments are applied.