The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia decreased by 2.4% on the year–over–year data for May 2018. By country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, France and United Kingdom registered a negative year-on-year variation (−10.1% and −13.4%, respectively); while United States showed a positive year-on-year rate of 28.2%.
On the other hand, by reason for the trip, business trips decreased by 27.2% and trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) by 6.1%, while leisure trips increased by 0.7%. As for the principal type of accommodation, non-market accommodation decreased by 25.8% and market accommodation increased by 3.0%.
The Statistics on Foreign Tourism (TUREST) 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.