|to the rest of Spain||7,312.4||-4.2|
|Average length of stay (nights)||4.1||-3.6|
|Source: Idescat, based on data of the INE's Residents Travel Survey.|
Date published: June 27, 2018.
The Tourism of residents in Catalonia statistic involves data processed by Idescat based on the Residents Travel Survey from the INE.
Its goal is to measure the number of tourism trips and day trips by residents in Catalonia, and the expenditure associated of said trips.
Trips refer to a stay in a main destination outside people's usual environment, involving at least one overnight stay, for a duration of less than one year and when the main reason for the visit (including business, leisure and other personal reasons) is not connected with a job in a company established in the location visited.
Day trips refer to those stays in a main destination outside people's usual environment, involving no overnight stay. Said visits must meet the following characteristics:
The Residents Travel Survey considers that people's usual environment is their own municipality.
From year 1996 to January 2015, the Spanish Institute of Tourism was in charge of producing the Residents Travel Survey. Starting in February 2015, the body in charge of said operations is the INE. Said shift of responsibilities also entailed a change in the design and methodology of the surveys, which means the data will not be entirely comparable to previous series.
Said methodology is expanded in Tourism of residents in Catalonia.