The total expenditure made by foreign tourists whose principal destination was Catalonia stood at 926 million euro for February 2017, which represented a year-over-year increase of 11.3%. By country of habitual residence, France stood out with a total expenditure of 126 milion and United Kingdom with a total expenditure of 84 milion. The average daily expenditure person was 156 euros, a figure that represented a decrease of 5.3%. The main statistical items correspond to expenditure on the international transport (not included in the tour package) with 26.7% and expenditure on activities (23.6%).
The statistics on Foreign Tourism Expenditure for Catalonia provides monthly information on expenditure, average expenditure per person and the average daily expenditure per person for foreign tourists whose primary destination of their trip is Catalonia. The data is disaggregated by country of habitual residence, reason of travel, principal accommodation, types of expenditure, organisation and length of the trip, and routes of access. 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 and Tourist Expenditure from the INE and expands upon the expenditure results for Catalonia.