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Other Hotel

The term ‘other hotel’ is not a statutory term, but a term used by administrative authorities for the convenience of their work. Lobin Co. uses it to refer to all subcategories of the hotel other than the tourist hotel under the Tourism Promotion Act, including floating hotels, traditional hotels, family hotels, hostels, small hotels, and medical hotels.
Customary Definition
Although not stipulated by law, administrative authorities classify general hotels as lodging establishments with more than 30 rooms other than tourist hotels, yeogwans as those with 10 to 30 rooms, and yeoinsuks if bathrooms are shared, for convenience of their work.
Lobin Commentary

While the term ‘other hotel’ is not legally defined, it is used by administrative authorities for convenience of their work. Therefore, the criteria are not officially disclosed, but it is presumed that lodging establishments with 30 or more rooms that are not tourist hotels are classified as other hotels, those with 10 to 30 rooms as yeogwans, and those with shared bathrooms as yeoinsuk.

Of course, in managing the various types of lodging establishments established and operated under the fragmented laws, a sort of wildcard term is necessary. However, using such an unofficial term in public statistics or related reports can lead to confusion, resulting in the dissemination of incorrect information interpreted differently by different people.

Lobin Co. uses the term ‘other hotel’ to collectively refer to floating hotels, traditional hotels, family hotels, hostels, small hotels, and medical hotels, excluding tourist hotels, as per the subcategories of the hotel pursuant to the Tourism Promotion Act. Accordingly, data are aggregated and processed based on such definition.

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Data Source

  • GDP: GDP, Current $US (World Bank Open Data)
  • Establishments: Compendium of Tourism Statistics (UNWTO), Lodging Business Ledger (MOIS)
  • Rooms: Compendium of Tourism Statistics (UNWTO), Lodging Business Ledger (MOIS)
  • Lodging GDP: Value Added by Industry (BEA), National Accounts (Cabinet Office), GDP of Indonesia (BPS), GDP & GNI by Sector (BOK), Economic Census (KOSIS)
  • Period: 2017-2021

※ In Korea, general & residential accommodations are included while rural & urban minbaks are excluded. Comparable countries are selected based upon availability of lodging GDP statistics for all types of accommodations.

Data Source

  • Population: Population, Total (World Bank Open Data)
  • GDP: GDP, Current $US (World Bank Open Data)
  • Rooms: Compendium of Tourism Statistics (UNWTO), Lodging Business Ledger (MOIS)
  • Lodging GDP: Value Added by Industry (BEA), National Accounts (Cabinet Office), GDP of Indonesia (BPS), GDP & GNI by Sector (BOK), Economic Census (KOSIS)
  • Period: 2017-2021

※ In Korea, general & residential accommodations are included while rural & urban minbaks are excluded. Comparable countries are selected based upon availability of lodging GDP statistics for all types of accommodations.

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Data Source

  • Korea: Lodging Business Ledger (MOIS), Tourist Accommodation Ledger (MCST)
  • USA: Census Database (STR)
  • Period: As at the end of 2021

※ General & residential accommodations other than rural and urban minbaks asre included for Korea. Life cycle was calculated as of December 31, 2021 or actual closure date. If there exists a discrepancy between data sources for an establishment, the discrepancy was settled through an algorithm before use.

Data Source

  • Korea: Lodging Business Ledger (MOIS), Tourist Accommodation Ledger (MCST), Economic Census (KOSIS), Hotel Operating Statistics (KHA), DART (FSS), Trends Report (STR)
  • USA: Compendium of Tourism Statistics (UNWTO), Census Database (STR), Trends Report (STR)
  • Period: 2005-2021

※ General & residential accommodations other than rural and urban minbaks asre included for Korea. Visibility was calculated as the number of establishments for which revenue data is available divided by the total number of establishments. If there exists a discrepancy between data sources for an establishment, the discrepancy was settled through an algorithm before use.

Data Source

  • Guests(Korea): Domestic Traveler Survey (MCST), International Traveler Survey (MCST), Hotel Operating Statistics (KHA)
  • Rooms(Korea): Lodging Business Ledger (MOIS), Tourist Accommodation Ledger (MCST)
  • Guests(USA): Compendium of Tourism Statistics (UNWTO), Trends Report (STR)
  • Rooms(USA): Compendium of Tourism Statistics (UNWTO), Census Database (STR)
  • Period: 2005-2020

※ General & residential accommodations other than rural and urban minbaks asre included for Korea. If there exists a discrepancy between data sources for an establishment, the discrepancy was settled through an algorithm before use.