The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 2.8% on the year–over–year data for February 2018. By country of habitual residence, among the countries of majority origin, United Estates registered a positive year-on-year variation (22.8%) while France and Germany showed a negative year-on-year rate (−21.8%, and −15.0%, respectively). Geographical area, the highest growths are concentrated in tourists from the rest of Europe (15.2%), the rest of the America (45.0%) and the rest of the world (59.3%).
On the other hand, by reason for the trip, business increased by 11.6% and leisure trips by 2.4%, while trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) decreased (−5.0). As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 7.3% and non-market accommodation decreased by 9.9%.
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.