The number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Catalonia increased by 3.0% year-over-year for the month of January 2018, according to the Hotel Occupancy Survey. Domestic tourist overnight stays decreased by 0.7%: of these, Catalan travellers decreased by 0.8% and travellers from the rest of the State decreased by 0.4%. Foreign tourism overnight stays increased by 4.9% year-over-year.
By main country of origin, the overnight stays of tourists from the United States, Russia and France showed the highest increases (37.8%, 31.0% and 18.7%, respectively).
By tourism brands, Val d'Aran (32.6%) and Terres de l'Ebre (21.2%) were the locations that presented the greatest growths at overnight stays, while Costa Daurada presented the highest reduction with a 30.7%.
On the other hand, the number of travellers registered in hotel establishments increased by 4.1% year-over-year with an increase in both domestic (1.9%) and foreing tourism (5.7%).
The monthly data are still provisional since January 1999 to December 2010. The short-term data are definitive from January 2011 until last year over period published
The Hotel Occupancy Survey is one of the main sources of statistics for gauging tourist activity. Carried out each month by INE, it provides information on travellers, overnight stays and the occupancy rate in hotel establishments. Idescat analyses these variables according to the provenance of the travellers by place of origin and by destination zones and by category of the establishment.