The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 6.1% on the year–over–year data for September 2017. According to the country of habitual residence, among the majority countries of origin, Germany and United States registered a positive year-on-year variation (9.9% and 47,7%, respectively), while France and Unidet Kigdom showed a negative year-on-year rate (−1.6% and −0.3%, respectively ).
On the other hand, according to the reason for the trip, leisure and holiday increased by 7.2% and professional reasons increased by 24.1%. As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation grew by 8.2% and non-market accommodation fell by 4.3%.
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.