Foreign Tourism. 05/2017

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 16.2% on the year–over–year data for May 2017. According to the country of habitual residence, among the majority countries of origin, registered positives year-on-year variation: France (6.6%), United Kingdom (19.3%) and United States (53,8%); while Germany showed a negative year-on-year rate (−6.3%).

On the other hand, according to the reason for the trip, leisure and holiday increased by 15.8% and professional reasons increased by 6.5%. As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation grew by 8.7% and non-market accommodation grew by 67.0%.

The Statistics on Foreign Tourism in Catalonia provides monthly and annual data on the number of foreign visitors (tourists and day-trippers) whose primary destination of their trip is Catalonia.

The interactive consultation of this statistic allows crossing of the following variables: way of entry, type of traveller, reason for travelling, type of accommodation, length of trip, and country of residence. It is also publishing the year-over-year variation of each variable. The data reference period is considered to be the month the trip ends, regardless of its length.

Idescat makes a monthly treatment of the Statistics on Tourist Movement on the Borders and the Tourist Expenditure Survey from the INE.

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