Tourism of residents in Catalonia. Q4/2017 and 2017

The number of trips made by Catalans increased 10.8% year-over-year in the fourth quarter 2017. People residing in Catalonia made 6,097.7 thousand trips, involving 18,839.7 thousand overnight stays, an average stay being 3.1 nights, and an expenditure of 1,443 million euros.

The expenditure of Catalans on trips in the fourth quarter came to 237 euros per person, which represents a increase of 4.8% in comparison with the fourth quarter of 2016, and expenditure of 77 euros per day.

The number of day trips made by people residing in Catalonia stood at 13,395.5 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2017, 35.1% more than in the same quarter of the previous year.

In 2017 the number of trips made by Catalans increased 11.1%, the total amount of expenditure by catalan travellers grew a 8.1% and the daily average expenditure per person a 0.9%.

The statistic Tourism of residents in Catalonia (TURCAT) provides quarterly and annual information on the number of tourist trips made by people residing in Catalonia whose primary destination is Catalonia, the rest of Spain or abroad, and on the expenditure associated with these trips.

The interactive consultation of this statistic allows crossing of various variables related to the main characteristics of these trips: primary destination, area of residence, length of trip, reason for travelling, main accommodation type, way of organisation, type of trip and means of transport. When a calculation is possible, it also provides the year-over-year variation of each variable. The data reference period is considered the month in which the trip ends, regardless of its length.

Idescat makes a quarterly treatment of the Residents Travel Survey from the INE.

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