The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 2.3% on the year–over–year data for August 2017. According to the country of habitual residence, among the majority countries of origin, United Kingdom registered a positive year-on-year variation (15.3%), while France showed a negative year-on-year rate (−4.7%). Nordic countries, Russia and United States registered a positive year-on-year variation (52.8%, 21.8% and 12.8, respectively).
On the other hand, according to the reason for the trip, leisure and holiday increased by 1.2% and professional reasons increased by 27.6%. As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation grew by 1.3% and non-market accommodation grew by 8.6%.
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.