Instituto Nacional de Estadística
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Measurement of the Number of Tourist Dwellings in Spain and their Capacity

The main objective of this experimental statistic is to estimate the number of tourist dwellings in Spain, along with their capacity, so as to respond to the growing demand for information in this area.

The web scraping technique is used to obtain the information. This technique uses software programs to extract data from the three most-used tourist accommodation platforms in Spain. In order to select the accommodations, the tourist dwellings are first selected in accordance with the regulations of each autonomous community. Following that, the dwellings appearing on more than one platform are eliminated by means of a duplicates-eliminating algorithm.

Experimental infographic of tourist dwellings