The number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Catalonia increased by 4.3% year-over-year for the month of May 2018, according to the Hotel Occupancy Survey. Domestic tourist overnight stays increased by 2.5%: of these, Catalan travellers increased by 10.8% and travellers from the rest of the State decreased by 6.3%. Foreign tourism overnight stays increased by 4.9% year-over-year.
By main country of origin, tourists from France and United Kingdom presented the highest figure in overnight stays in absolute terms (837.6 and 723.3 thousand, respectively) with increases of 13.8% and 0.2% respectively.
By tourism brands,Val d'Aran and Costa Brava were the locations that registered the highest growth in the number of overnight stays (35.7% and 12,2%, respectively).
On the other hand, the number of travellers registered in hotel establishments increased by 2.2% year-over-year with growths in domestic as well as foreign tourism by 0.6% and 2.9%, respectively.
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.