The number of trips made by Catalans increased 8,0% year-over-year in the first quarter 2018. People residing in Catalonia made 6,924.0 thousand trips, involving 21.775,6 thousand overnight stays, an average stay of 3.1 nights, and an expenditure of 1,638 million euros. Note that in 2018 Easter was celebrated between March and April, while in 2017 it took place in April.
The expenditure of Catalans on trips in the first quarter came to 237 euros per person, which represents a increase of 22.7% in comparison with the first quarter of 2017, and expenditure of 75 euros per day.
The number of day trips made by people residing in Catalonia stood at 13,508.8 thousand in the first quarter of 2018, 18.4% 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.