The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia decreased by 2.3% on the year–over–year data for November 2017. By country of habitual residence, among the countries of majority origin, Germany and France show the biggest year-on-year drops (−16.8%, and −8.7%, respectively), while the United Estates shows a positive year-on-year rate (20.3%).
On the other hand, by reason for the trip, leisure trips decreased by 0.2% and business trips increased by 9.1%. As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation decreased by 3.9% and non-market accommodation increased by 2.2%.
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.