Multiscopo ISTAT – Trips and Holidays (2008)



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1.0 - 2010/09/21
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Changelog (Source release):

1.0 - 2009/12/18
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Data Kind:
individual data

Time Dimensions:
longitudinal (trend repeated cross-section)

Series Name:
VV - Trips and holidays

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From 1997 Istat conducts the quarterly survey “Trips and Holidays” in order to quantify and analyse the Italian flow of tourism, both within the country and abroad, and provide information about trips and sociodemographic factors of tourist. The survey collects information about all trips finished in that quarter, regardless of starting date. Compared to past Italian surveys on holidays, “Trips and holidays” survey also collect, for the first time, information on short holidays (1-3 nights) and job tourism.


therefore, the survey represents the first experience of quarterly data on trips with at least one overnight for work or holiday. This feature allows to provide, in addiction to the customers data from tourism infrastructure, information on the number and characteristics of trips and tourists. Therefore, the survey provides useful information in order to understand the complexity of tourism.

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Topic Classification:

  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - leisure, tourism and sport
  • Nations: Italy

    Geographical Unit: region

    Analysis Unit: individual, event/process

    Universe: whole national population of 18 years and older

    Sample Procedure: about 14.000 families, 40.000 individuals. Cluster stratified sample

    Weight: Weight used. Please read the documentation for any details

    Collection Mode: Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI)

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 2 dataset in SPSS format (Individuals file A: regional code and geographic division; Trips file); 1 questionnaire in PDF format; 1 methodological notes and codebook in PDF format (4 file)


    Methodological Notes and codebook (pdf):
    DDI Documentation:
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    Source Contact: Contact Centre

    ISTAT. (2008) Multiscopo ISTAT – Trips and Holidays. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN088. Data file version 1.0

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