The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia decreased by 1.8% on the year–over–year data for January 2017. According to the country of habitual residence, among the majority countries of origin, registered positives year-on-year variation: Germany (13,6%), Italy (6,4%) and United Kingdom (2,9%); while France registered negative rate (−8.8%).
On the other hand, according to the reason for the trip, leisure and holiday increased by 4.0% and professional reasons decreased by 0.1%. As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation grew by 8.2%, as opposed to a decline of 19.5% in non-market accommodation.
The Statistics on Foreign Tourism in Catalonia provides monthly data on the number of foreign visitors (tourists and day-trippers) whose primary destination of their trip is Catalonia, according to the different routes of entry. It also provides information on the main characteristics of these trips (principal type of accommodation, reason of travel, method of organisation, mean of transport and country of habitual residence). The data reference period is considered the month in which the trip ends, regardless of its length.
Idescat makes a monthly treatment of the Survey of Tourist Movement on Borders from the INE.